Apple could shift 10% of iPhone 12 production from China to India

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Apple is preparing to move up to 10% of production for the iPhone 12 from China to India, reports claim, with assembly partner Foxconn said to be working on units for sale within the country and for the export market.

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So far, Apple has been producing the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR in India, but plans are on the way to introduce iPhone 12 production as well.

Assembly partner Foxconn is preparing to start production on the model in the country soon, according to sources of Business Standard. A facility in Tamil Nadu will allegedly expand its existing production of the other two models to include the current-generation models.

Another assembly partner, Pegatron, is also thought to be involved in iPhone 12 production in India. However, while Foxconn's effort is thought to be starting soon, Pegatron's manufacturing of the model will likely start later in 2021.

It is doubtful that Wistron will be joining in with iPhone 12 production for the moment. Following riots in one facility, which has since reopened, Apple has put the company under probation.

It is claimed Apple is preparing to move between 7% and 10% of its production capacity to India. Some of the devices will apparently be made available for domestic sale, while the remainder will be for exports.

The move is also thought to take advantage of the India government's Production-Linked Incentive scheme, which will provide bonuses for smartphone production investment in the country. Apple assembly partners Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron have all signed up to take part in PLI.

The shift of some production to India may also be seen as an attempt by Apple to diversify its supply chain away from a China-centric one. The sensitivity to international politics and the effects of the US-China trade war has led to Apple reconsidering where it makes its products.

In November, Apple was said to be working with assembly partners to diversify its iPad and MacBook production to Vietnam.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    Hank2.0Hank2.0 Posts: 93member
    Hey Apple, how about moving 10% or more to the USA. How about some factories in places like West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, etc? Heck, you can afford the $15/hr. That isn't so much for you.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    M68000M68000 Posts: 322member
    Hank2.0 said:
    Hey Apple, how about moving 10% or more to the USA. How about some factories in places like West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, etc? Heck, you can afford the $15/hr. That isn't so much for you.
    Great idea
  • Reply 3 of 6
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    M68000 said:
    Hank2.0 said:
    Hey Apple, how about moving 10% or more to the USA. How about some factories in places like West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, etc? Heck, you can afford the $15/hr. That isn't so much for you.
    Great idea
    It is a bad idea.
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  • Reply 4 of 6
    Are you willing to pay over $2000 for an iphone 12 that made in the USA?
    viclauyycwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,460member
    Hank2.0 said:
    Hey Apple, how about moving 10% or more to the USA. How about some factories in places like West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, etc? Heck, you can afford the $15/hr. That isn't so much for you.
    Economics 101.  Take it.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Economics 101.  Pre-order over 10% (over 10 millions) $2000 USA made iphone and propose it to Apple.
    watto_cobra
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