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Apple's Flagship Mumbai Store to Open in April, Followed by Second Store in New Delhi

Monday March 20, 2023 5:17 am PDT by
Apple will open its flagship India retail store in Mumbai next month, after several delays, soon to be followed by another store in New Delhi, reports The Economic Times, citing industry executives. Located in the Jio World Drive mall and covering 22,000 square feet, the Mumbai store will be a retail landmark similar to Apple stores in Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, and Singapore. The...
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Foxconn to Make AirPods for the First Time, New Factory Planned in India

Thursday March 16, 2023 2:45 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn has won an order to make AirPods for the first time, reports Reuters. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer plans to build a factory in India to produce the earphones, underlining efforts by the key Apple supplier to diversify production away from China. According to the report's sources, Foxconn will invest more than $200 million in a new AirPods assembly plant in...
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India to Crack Down on Pre-Installed Apps Under New Smartphone Security Rules

Tuesday March 14, 2023 3:27 am PDT by
India plans to force smartphone makers like Apple to allow removal of pre-installed apps and mandate screening of OS updates under proposed new security rules, reports Reuters. Under the new rules, smartphone makers will need to include an uninstall option for pre-installed apps and new models will be checked for compliance by a lab authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards agency,...
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Only 50% of iPhone Casings Made in India Meet Apple's Quality Standards

Tuesday February 14, 2023 4:55 am PST by
Apple is facing difficulties scaling up its production operations in India amid poor component yields and slow progress, the Financial Times reports. Image via iFixit The company is apparently contending with immense difficulties in ramping up production in the country. At a factory in Hosur run by Apple supplier Tata that manufactures iPhone casings, only one in every two components coming ...
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Apple Is Now Making AirPods Components in India

Monday January 30, 2023 3:55 am PST by
A U.S.-based Apple supplier has begun making components for AirPods in India, marking a significant step in the tech giant's push to expand production in the country, reports Bloomberg. According to the news outlet, the Indian unit of Florida-based electronics manufacturer Jabil has begun shipping plastic AirPods enclosures to China and Vietnam, making the earbuds the second Apple product...
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Apple Hires Staff Ahead of First Retail Stores Opening in India

Monday January 9, 2023 12:27 am PST by
Apple has begun hiring staff for its first flagship stores in India, reports The Financial Times. Job listings for 12 store worker roles have been found in "various locations" throughout the country, indicating that Apple is almost ready to establish a retail presence in the Indian market. The job listings directly refer to the Apple Store, with roles including store leaders, store...
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India May Exempt Certain Devices From Law That Would Force USB-C Port

Monday January 2, 2023 8:38 pm PST by
India is considering exempting certain products from a proposed law that would force a selection of consumer electronic devices to adopt a USB-C port. Among the devices being possibly exempted, AirPods could be included. According to a report from Mint, citing a senior Indian official, the government is considering exempting featurephones, wearables, and hearables from a proposed law that...
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Apple Wants to Triple iPhone Production in India, Claims Report

Monday December 12, 2022 1:45 am PST by
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. 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...
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Apple's Largest iPhone Supplier Investing $500 Million in India as Supply Chain Diversification Continues

Friday December 9, 2022 2:23 am PST by
Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, has invested $500 million in India to bolster its production capabilities in the country as the Cupertino tech-giant and its partners ramp up efforts to diversify the supply chain, South China Morning Post reports. The report cites documents filed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange which show that Foxconn has invested $500 million into its Indian subsidiary in...
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Apple Could Start Manufacturing Some iPads in India

Monday December 5, 2022 8:59 am PST by
Apple is considering manufacturing some of its iPads in India as it works to cut down on its reliance in China, reports CNBC. Apple has discussed relocating some iPad manufacturing to India with Indian officials, but there are hurdles to overcome, such as manufacturing expertise. There have been no "concrete plans" established as of yet, but discussions are ongoing, and Apple is motivated to ...
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India May Force Apple to Adopt USB-C on iPhone After EU Passes Similar Law

Wednesday November 16, 2022 10:37 pm PST by
India is making progress on a government proposal that would enforce a standard charger, USB-C, across all smartphones, tablets, and laptops, following in the footsteps of the EU, which just recently passed a similar law. In a government press release, India's Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh, said different government and private...
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Apple Tasks Second Assembly Partner in India With iPhone 14 Production

Friday November 4, 2022 4:10 am PDT by
Apple has added another assembly partner to its iPhone 14 production roster in India as it seeks to build out its manufacturing base outside of China, reports Bloomberg. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron is set to become the second Apple supplier to produce ‌iPhone 14‌ models in the country behind Foxconn, which began production in India in September. Apple's Taiwanese assembly...
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Next iOS 16.2 Beta to Enable 5G in India, Apple Confirms

Wednesday November 2, 2022 8:30 am PDT by
The upcoming developer and public beta of iOS 16.2 will officially enable 5G for iPhone in India on select carriers, Apple has told Indian Express. Apple had previously confirmed it was working with carriers in India, including Airtel and Jio, to bring 5G support to ‌iPhone‌ users in the country. Apple said it would begin its 5G rollout in the country in December. Now, the company says...
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Apple Reportedly Set to Roll Out iPhone 5G Support in India in December [Updated]

Tuesday October 11, 2022 4:44 am PDT by
Apple will add support for 5G on compatible iPhones for Indian carriers through a software update as soon as December, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to ET News. According to the publication, Apple and the Indian carrier Airtel will meet this week to discuss why Apple's iPhones are not compatible with India's 5G networks. Apple is reportedly already testing 5G...
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iPhone Exports From India Set to Double to $2.5 Billion YoY by March 2023 [Updated]

Tuesday October 4, 2022 4:10 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone exports from India have amounted to $1 billion in the five months since April, as the country makes headway in its bid to become a major electronics manufacturing hub for Apple (via Bloomberg). According to Bloomberg's sources, shipments of India-made iPhones to Europe and the Middle East are set to reach $2.5 billion by March 2023, almost doubling the $1.3 billion worth of...
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Apple Begins Manufacturing iPhone 14 in India

Monday September 26, 2022 12:43 am PDT by
Apple has begun manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India, the company has confirmed in a statement, with locally made models expected to be sold later this year. In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple said it is "excited to be manufacturing ‌iPhone 14‌ in India," just a few weeks after its launch. In the past, India has served as the production hub for older-generation iPhone models, while its...
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Apple Expected to Move 25% of All iPhone Production to India by 2025

Thursday September 22, 2022 2:36 am PDT by
Apple will move 25% of its entire iPhone production line to India by 2025 as it looks to diversify its supply chain, JP Morgan analysts said (via Reuters). Apple currently produces some ‌iPhone‌ models in India, including the iPhone 13 and soon the iPhone 14. Apple's supply chain remains highly concentrated in China, but the company has made efforts to move suppliers and production lines...
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iPhone 14 Reportedly Spotted in Indian Regulatory Filings

Tuesday August 23, 2022 4:25 am PDT by
A device believed to be the iPhone 14 has been spotted in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), MySmartPrice reports. The device is filed under the model number "A2882," which is believed to correspond to one of the standard ‌iPhone 14‌ models. The iPhone 13 has the model numbers A2482, A2631, A2634, A2635, and A2633, making this seemingly the first time that the iPhone has been officially...
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Apple's Secrecy Standards Complicate iPhone 14 Production in India

Tuesday August 23, 2022 2:14 am PDT by
Apple will begin iPhone 14 production in India about two months after the first wave of devices are released out of China as manufacturing partners try to replicate the complex iPhone supply chain operation in another country for the first time. Bloomberg reports that Apple has been working with suppliers to ramp up manufacturing in India and "shorten the lag in production of the new ‌iPhone‌...
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India Considering New Rules That Could Force Apple to Adopt USB-C on iPhone

Thursday August 18, 2022 1:43 am PDT by
Following in the footsteps of the EU, India is now in the early stages of considering imposing regulations on consumer products sold in the country that force a universal standard charger, including USB-C, by as early as 2024, Mint reports. The EU had reached an agreement earlier this summer that would force Apple to adopt USB-C on the iPhone and AirPods by fall 2024. While the agreement has ...