Apple Wants to Triple iPhone Production in India, Claims Report

Apple reportedly wants to triple its iPhone production capacity in India within the next two years, part of a larger plan to diversify its supply chain out of China and into other parts of the world.

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According to a report by Mint, an unnamed "senior industry executive" said, "[Apple is] looking to scale up the volumes that they make from India. It can rise by more than three times what they aim to make this year." The report cites a second executive who said Apple has instructed Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron, three of its biggest suppliers, to increase their capacity and manpower in the country.

Just this week, it was announced Foxconn had invested $500 million in its Indian subsidiary in hopes of increasing its operational capacity in the country. Apple and its suppliers already produce several ‌iPhone‌ models in India, including the new iPhone 14, with reported plans to expand production to other products, including the iPad.

Supply of iPhone 14 Pro models ahead of the holiday season has been heavily limited due to disruptions in Foxconn's main plant in China. Apple said in a press release last month that it was "working hard" to restore supply to normal levels, but as the holidays approach, customers looking for a high-end ‌iPhone‌ will face a tough challenge.

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Top Rated Comments

Marbles1 Avatar
20 months ago
Great. I wish apple would give people the choice of buying iPhones built in countries with slightly more pleasant regimes than China. I'd much rather buy a phone from India - a country not without issues but at least a democracy, than China.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wdfly Avatar
20 months ago
Wish the headline said “apple wants to move all production to the United States”
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sehns Avatar
20 months ago

Wish the headline said “apple wants to move all production to the United States”
Do you also wish for your new iPhone to cost an extra $800?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chazak Avatar
20 months ago

Wish the headline said “apple wants to move all production to the United States”
That won't happen unless people buying those phones are willing to pay several hundred dollars more.

Apple would be competing against products built with dramatically lower assembly costs. Most components would still be produced outside of America.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chips Stephens Avatar
20 months ago
Funny how this is stated, tripling productivity in india, is still only a factional amount from what is produced in China.

Apple is tied at the hip with china. That in the big picture, and that will not change.

but ya it makes headlines, just like this one.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canezmd Avatar
20 months ago

Do you also wish for your new iPhone to cost an extra $800?
Rubbish... Tesla makes its cars here, Boeing it's airplanes, etc... they don't cost 40% more than global competition.

Build the phones sold in the U.S. in the U.S.

American purchases should profit American workers.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)