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Apple Boosts Indian Manufacturing: iPhone 15 Production Commences at Foxconn Facility in Tamil Nadu

16/8/23

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Mett.Ai News Desk

Strategic Move to Bridge Production Gap with China and Reinforce Ties with India

In a strategic move to bolster its presence in India and diversify its manufacturing operations beyond China, Apple has initiated the production of its upcoming flagship, the iPhone 15, at the Foxconn Technology Group's facility in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. This significant step aims to narrow the gap between Indian and Chinese production, showcasing Apple's commitment to minimizing supply chain vulnerabilities and capitalizing on India's burgeoning manufacturing potential.


According to reports, the Foxconn plant near Chennai is gearing up to roll out the latest iPhones in close succession to their Chinese counterparts, marking a substantial stride towards increasing India's contribution to Apple's global iPhone assembly. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visionary push to strengthen ties with the US and foster advanced manufacturing capabilities in India, this move aligns well with the nation's aspirations.


Apple's gradual expansion in India, largely facilitated by its Taiwanese partners, has propelled iPhone production to unprecedented heights, exceeding USD seven billion in the fiscal year culminating in March, as reported by Bloomberg News. The Modi administration's strategic financial incentives have played a pivotal role in nurturing this growth, paving the way for Apple's soaring success story on Indian soil.


Scheduled for a grand unveiling on September 12, the forthcoming iPhone holds the promise of delivering the most significant leap forward in device innovation over the past three years. Noteworthy advancements are eagerly anticipated within the entire spectrum of the camera system, while the Pro variants are poised to showcase a revamped 3-nanometer A16 processor. This fresh lineup of smartphones bears immense significance in reinvigorating sales momentum, particularly in light of Apple's three consecutive quarters of declining sales. This decline has been attributed to subdued consumer demand across pivotal markets like the US, China, and Europe.


According to inside sources, additional Apple suppliers based in India, including Pegatron and a Wistron facility in the process of acquisition by the Tata Group, are poised to play a role in the assembly of the iPhone 15.


Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, reaffirmed the company's dedication to expansion and investment in India during his meeting with Prime Minister Modi earlier this year. This commitment has been underscored by the establishment of Apple's first retail stores in the country, capitalizing on India's rapidly growing market potential.


As the countdown to the iPhone 15 launch accelerates, all eyes are on Apple's strategic maneuvers in India. The smartphone giant's decision to commence production on Indian soil not only cements its commitment to diversification but also underscores India's emergence as a pivotal player in Apple's global supply chain.

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