OZ iPhones Tipped To Be Manufactured In India
Apple could soon start selling iPhones and iPads in Australia that have been manufactured in India as the big US Company looks to cut back on manufacturing in China.
The first Apple product will be the iPhone 13 according to Apple.
The move comes as Apple try to reduce reliance on its Chinese supply chain, Samsung also manufactures smartphones in India.
The phone is being produced at a local plant of Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn situated in the town of Sriperumbudur in Southern Tamil Nadu state, according to a source.
Apple has been shifting some areas of iPhone production from China to other markets including India, the world’s second biggest smartphone market, and is also planning to assemble iPad tablets there.
Reuters reports that India and countries such as Mexico and Vietnam are becoming increasingly important to contract manufacturers supplying American brands as they try to diversify production away from China.
The iPhone 13 is the fourth model to be produced locally after Apple launched manufacturing operations in India in 2017 with the iPhone SE.