- According to a story from Bloomberg that was published on Wednesday, an Apple supplier has begun assembling the iPhone 15 in the Indian nation as the firm presses on with its goal to diversify its production operations from China.
- Apple has been working toward the goal of diversifying its supply chain in response to the escalating tensions that exist between the United States and China.
- During Apple’s annual event, which takes place in September, the company normally unveils its newest array of iPhones.
According to a story that was published on Wednesday by Bloomberg, Apple partner Foxconn has started assembling the iPhone 15 in the country of India as the corporation presses forward with its goal to diversify its production operations from China.
Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, stated that Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur factory has been getting ready to supply the new phones a few weeks later when they begin arriving from facilities based in China.
Apple has been working toward the goal of diversifying its supply chain in response to the escalating tensions that exist between the United States and China. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, told CNBC in an interview this year that India offered a significant business opportunity after meeting with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, at the White House.
Amidst widespread mistrust in the United States regarding the legitimacy of the Chinese government, the administration of Vice President Joe Biden has taken a number of steps to curtail the export of vital technologies and investment from the United States to China. Additionally, China has imposed trade barriers that prevent the export of certain types of semiconductors from the United States.
According to an earlier report from Bloomberg, Apple has lately increased iPhone manufacturing in India, and the company assembled over seven billion dollars worth of them there in the most recent fiscal year. The news organization reported in April, citing various sources, that Apple manufactures approximately 7% of the company’s iPhones in India. According to Bloomberg, iPhone manufacturing in India was between 6 and 9 months behind China before that, but the distance between the two countries has drastically shrunk since then.
During Apple’s annual event, which takes place in September, the company normally unveils its newest array of iPhones. According to Bloomberg, the update for this year is anticipated to contain significant improvements to the cameras as well as an upgraded processor for the Pro models.
According to the source, Pegatron as well as a Wistron factory that is being bought by the Tata Group would also soon start putting together the iPhone 15 inside India.
Pegatron does not wish to remark on the matter. The other businesses mentioned in this article were slow to respond to demands for comments that were made to them.