Apple has finally commissioned the iPhone 12 assembly in India. Apple says it has increased manufacturing activity in the world’s second-largest smartphone market. Apple said in a statement on Thursday, “We are very interested in starting production of the iPhone 12 for our local customers in India.”
Distance from China, focus on increasing production in other markets
“Apple’s Taiwanese contract maker Foxconn’s Indian unit will assemble the devices at its plant in Tamil Nadu,” said two sources familiar with the matter. Foxconn did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, the company has previously stated that it does not comment on client-specific work. In the trade war between Washington and Beijing, Apple wants to shift some of its manufacturing space from China to other markets.
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A person aware of the case said in November that Foxconn was taking several iPads and MacBook assemblies from China to Vietnam. Technology giant Apple has made a big bet in the Indian market. In 2017, the company began assembling the iPhone in India through another Taiwanese supplier, Western. Foxconn, Western and third-party supplier Pegatron have pledged $ 900 million over five years to make iPhones in India. In addition, Reuters reported last month that Apple was also preparing to bring its iPad tablet assembly to India.
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