India’s trade minister Shri Piyush Goyal has stated that Apple wants to increase its local production from 5 to 7 percent to 25%. He did not mention a timeline or what devices he expects Apple to manufacture. This news aligns with previous reports that Apple aims to produce one in four iPhones in India by 2025.
Goyal was speaking at a conference to promote India as a manufacturing center. He said, “Apple, another success story. They already have about 5-7% of their manufacturing in India. If I am not mistaken, they are targeting to go up to 25% of their manufacturing. They launched the most recent models from India, manufactured in India.”
The move to India is part of Apple’s goal to reduce its reliance on Chinese companies and expand in other countries. Suppliers in China are reportedly already feeling the impact of Apple’s India production plan.
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