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The talks mark the corporate’s newest try to decrease the danger of provide chain disruptions in China attributable to Covid lockdowns and elevated U.S.-China commerce tensions. Apple was reportedly in discussions in August to shift a few of its Apple Watches, MacBooks and HomePods to Vietnam, and it announced in September it’s assembling a few of its flagship iPhone 14 telephones in India.
Apple nonetheless depends closely on China for almost all of iPhone manufacturing.
Foxconn, one among Apple’s manufacturing companions, will make the Beats headphones in India and attempt to supply AirPods there sooner or later, in response to the report. Luxshare Precision Business, which makes Apple’s AirPods in Vietnam and China, can even assist with AirPods manufacturing efforts in India.
Apple has been trying to improve gross sales in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. And although the corporate’s shift to manufacturing in India was initially geared toward growing gross sales, it’s now treating the nation extra like a strategic manufacturing base, in response to the report.
India will work to draw additional funding by spending greater than $30 billion on its electronics provide chain, Nikkei Asia mentioned.
An Apple consultant didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.