n Monday, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that as Apple looks to diversify its supply chain away from China, following a period of unreliable supply due to repeated Covid-19 lockdowns in the nation, it has begun to scale up its India-based manufacturing operations.
Goyal noted the iPhone maker is looking to see India account for as much as 35% of its production, an increase from the current 5% to 7%. He went on to call Apple “another success story” as he laid out the reasons partnering with India was so advantageous to technology businesses.
Although he was not specific on Apple’s timetable for increasing its production, Goyal noted, “they launched the most recent models from India, manufactured in India.”
Apple had begun the production of the iPhone 14 last year in India, closer to the product’s launch date than ever before in history. iPhones have been being manufactured in India since 2017, initially with Winstron, and subsequently with Foxconn, the primary assembler of iPhones, all while comporting with the Indian government’s initiatives promoting local manufacturing.
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