According to the latest report, Taiwan-based foundry Pegatron has also begun assembling iPhone 14 models for Apple in India. To diversify its supply chain and avoid being overly dependent on a single market, Apple plans to move a quarter of its iPhone production to India by 2025.
JPMorgan analysts previously said they believe Apple will move about 5% of iPhone 14 production to India by the end of 2022. Apple actually started producing the iPhone SE in India as early as 2017. In April, Apple announced that it had started production of the iPhone 13 smartphone in India. Previously, some iPhones were assembled at Foxconn’s local factories, while others were assembled at Wistron’s factories.
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On September 24, Apple said it had begun assembling iPhone 14 models in India, the first time the company has produced its current lineup locally in the world’s second-largest smartphone market, and analysts predict the U.S. giant’s manufacturing the industry will undergo even greater changes in the future.
According to reports, the company’s global partner Foxconn is assembling mobile phones at its Sriperumbudur factory near Chennai. In addition, as of the end of September, the Pegatron factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu had employed more than 7,000 people and started producing iPhone 12 phones earlier this year.
In addition, Bloomberg also revealed that Tata Group, a leading domestic company in India, is negotiating with Taiwanese supplier Wistron, hoping to establish a joint venture to assemble Apple’s iPhones in India.