Apple contractors have been gradually moving their iPhone and iPad assembly facilities outside of China for quite some time now, with Pegatron and Foxconn opening factories in India in particular. According to the latest data from Nikkei, Apple partners continue to take iPhone and iPad production outside of China. Vietnam’s iPad production is expected to kick off in the middle of this year, with an iPhone 12 assembly launching in India this quarter.
Earlier, Indian media reported that Apple is already ready to launch an iPhone assembly at the Wistron plant in Bangalore. This time it is said that the plant will be fully operational by October this year. It is reported that Wistron plans to invest about $ 40 million in the iPhone manufacturing facility and hire 10,000 employees for the new plant. Until now, Apple has only produced affordable smartphone models in India, such as the 2020 iPhone 6S, XR and SE. This is the first year that the Californian company will begin assembling flagship smartphones in the country.
It is quite clear that Apple is expanding its production in India in order to reduce its dependence on China. It should be noted that the transfer of iPhone and iPad production from China is unlikely to affect the cost of the final product.