News: Apple starts iPhone 12 assembly in India.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Apple Inc has started assembling iPhone 12 in India, the US tech giant said as the company ramped up manufacturing activities in the world’s second largest smartphone market.
“We are proud to start producing iPhone 12 in India for our local customers, “Apple said in a statement on Thursday, without naming the supplier who makes the smartphone.
Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn’s Indian unit will assemble the device at its facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, two sources familiar with the matter.
Foxconn did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but previously said it would not comment on any custom work.
Apple has moved some manufacturing operations from China to other markets to help manage the Washington-Beijing trade war. A person familiar with the matter said in November that Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assemblies from China to Vietnam upon request.
Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California, has relied on India from the start iPhone Assembled in the country in 2017 via another Taiwanese supplier, Wistron.
Foxconn, Wistron and a third vendor, Pegatron, have combined approximately $ 900 million to manufacture iPhones in India over a five-year period, completing New Delhi’s $ 6.7 billion plan to increase smartphone production. Exports used.
Apple also plans to bring assembly of its iPad tablet to India, Reuters reported last month.
“It is good to see that our efforts to make India a major center for mobile and component manufacturing are attracting worldwide attention,” tweeted India’s Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after the news from iPhone 12 Production in India.
“This will create large numbers of jobs.”
Reporting from Sankalp Phartiyal; Adaptation by Jan Harvey
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