Apple is reportedly looking to triple its iPhone manufacturing capacity in India over the next two years as part of a larger plan to diversify its supply chain from China to other parts of the world.
According to Mint report, unnamed “senior industry leader” said, “[Apple] is looking to increase the volume they produce in India. They could increase more than three times what they plan to do this year.” The report cites a second executive as saying that Apple has tasked Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron, its three largest suppliers, with increasing its capacity and workforce in the country.
Just this week, it was announced that Foxconn has invested 500 million dollars to its Indian subsidiary in the hope of increasing its operating capacity in the country. Apple and its suppliers already produce several iPhone models in India, including the new iPhone 14, with reports of plans to expand production to other products, including the iPad.
Shipments of iPhone 14 Pro models were severely limited ahead of the holiday season due to disruptions Foxconn factory in China. Apple said in a press release last month that it is “working hard” to restore shipments to normal levels, but as the holidays approach, customers looking for a high-quality iPhone will face a difficult test.
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