Foxconn reportedly expanding iPhone production in India

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Foxconn is expected to expand one of its factories in India to enable iPhone manufacturing, thus increasing production capabilities in the country.

Foxconn is building an addition on an India factory for iPhone production
Foxconn is building an addition on an India factory for iPhone production


The existing facility in Tamil Nadu is close to the Chennai facility already used for iPhone production. Foxconn is expected to finish the new expansion and begin hiring within the next two months.

According to a report from The Economic Times, the Foxconn expansion in India is part of its previously announced plans, not a new effort. The new facility would aid in Apple's efforts to diversify its supply chain locations and have more devices made outside of China.

The Chennai facility had recently dealt with food poisoning among workers that led to protests. Hostels that housed workers were closed down as a response, and have since begun reopening.

As the new Tamil Nadu expansion is completed, a new wave of hiring will occur just as workers move back to the hostels. Devices built in the updated facility will be able to be sold locally thanks to being built in a Domestic Tariff Area.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stated the importance of getting a foothold in the rapidly expanding market of India. Making more devices in the country is key to penetrating that market.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    JP234JP234 Posts: 115member
    Anything that diminishes America's reliance on Chinese manufacturing is a boost to our nation's security. We're already in a proxy war with Russia, sending biliions of dollars of our weaponry to test it against theirs in a third country (as we've done so many times since the Vietnam War). Now with the provocation of the Pelosi visit to Taiwan, we'll be testing our weaponry against China's in yet another third country, AT THE SAME TIME. It's inevitable, we just don't know when. We'll enact sanctions, they'll counter with their own sanctions, and the embers of inflation will explode into a conflagration. Our military stores will be depleted as we send more and more equipment to these doomed countries, making us less capable to respond to direct threats. And it won't be just America that suffers the consequences of endless conflict.

    China is not our friend, it is a supplier and a competitor, and there are currently no holds barred in that relationship. We just don't know at this juncture whether we need them more than they need us or vice-versa.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    JP234 said:
    Anything that diminishes America's reliance on Chinese manufacturing is a boost to our nation's security. We're already in a proxy war with Russia, sending biliions of dollars of our weaponry to test it against theirs in a third country (as we've done so many times since the Vietnam War). Now with the provocation of the Pelosi visit to Taiwan, we'll be testing our weaponry against China's in yet another third country, AT THE SAME TIME. It's inevitable, we just don't know when. We'll enact sanctions, they'll counter with their own sanctions, and the embers of inflation will explode into a conflagration. Our military stores will be depleted as we send more and more equipment to these doomed countries, making us less capable to respond to direct threats. And it won't be just America that suffers the consequences of endless conflict.

    China is not our friend, it is a supplier and a competitor, and there are currently no holds barred in that relationship. We just don't know at this juncture whether we need them more than they need us or vice-versa.
    How about Tesla? Musk's Shanghai plant is now its largest plant in the world. 
  • Reply 3 of 8
    JP234JP234 Posts: 115member

    How about Tesla? Musk's Shanghai plant is now its largest plant in the world. 
    Tesla is to Apple what a pig's ear is to a silk purse.
    anoylla
  • Reply 4 of 8
    anoyllaanoylla Posts: 32member
    JP234 said:
    Tesla is to Apple what a pig's ear is to a silk purse.
    Hahaha. Nice one. 
    JP234
  • Reply 5 of 8
    danoxdanox Posts: 1,065member
    India is the Brazil of Asia, Apple might as well bring it on home….
  • Reply 6 of 8
    racerhomie3racerhomie3 Posts: 1,174member
    Apple should invest more in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh,Thailand. These are countries with huge populations and can be turned to consumers.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    danoxdanox Posts: 1,065member
    Apple should invest more in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh,Thailand. These are countries with huge populations and can be turned to consumers.
    Those countries can’t afford Apple devices, and Bangladesh won’t exist soon with rising sea levels.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    stevenozstevenoz Posts: 286member
    Like Danox, I wish that Apple would bring their factories home now.

    These days, many of us would gladly pay more to support our USA Apple workers.

    It's an easy way to help our American neighbors.


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