Apple to move from China to India.
A new report has confirmed Apple’s strategy on moving some of its production out of China.
As per reports from Reuters, Foxconn, who assembles the iPhone for Apple, is planning to invest $1 billion to expand its production capabilities in India. The move comes from “a strong request from Apple.”
An anonymous sorce says that Apple has been pushing its supply chain partners to move part of their production out of China.
The expansion of the Sriperumbur plant, 50 km west of Chennai, will take about three years and generate about 6,000 jobs. The factory is currently used to manufacture the iPhone XR, and the expansion will increase the location’s capability to manufacture additional models. Some of Apple’s other iPhones models, made by Foxconn in China, will also be made at the plant.
Neil Shah of Hong Kong-based tech researcher Counterpoint said “With India’s labour cheaper compared with China, and the gradual expansion of its supplier base here, Apple will be able to use the country as an export hub.”Foxxconn also operates another plant in Andhra Pradesh, where it makes smartphones for China’s Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK), among others.”