According to reports, Apple intends to produce the iPhone 17 in India, diversifying manufacturing away from China. According to the research, India manufactures between 12 and 14 percent of all iPhones sold globally.
According to MacRumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple may begin constructing the iPhone 17 in India, marking the first time the corporation has undertaken iPhone development outside of China.
The New Product Introduction (NPI) process encompasses everything from product conceptualization to mass market manufacture. Apple has historically delegated this procedure to its Chinese manufacturing facilities, but this may be changing.
Furthermore, as previously said, roughly 12-14 percent of iPhones shipped globally are made in India, according to the research. The iPhone 17 was chosen for production in India because to its “simplified design,” which is anticipated to lessen possible issues during the development process.
This breakthrough follows Tata Group’s previous achievement as the first Indian business to manufacture iPhones, which was accomplished via the purchase of the Wistron facility near Bengaluru for around $125 million. This strategy is expected to increase the proportion of iPhones made in India to 20-25 percent by 2024.
Following this acquisition, Kuo mentioned, “Apple has the opportunity to enhance its ties with the Indian government. This strategic step will have a positive impact on the prospective sales of iPhones and other Apple products within the Indian market, playing a pivotal role in Apple’s growth over the forthcoming decade.”
Apple has recently been working hard to diversify its supply chain and relocate a large chunk of its manufacturing outside of China. This decision might be related to China’s strict COVID-19 laws, which suspended operations at the Foxconn facility in Zhengzhou last year. As a result, the manufacture of the iPhone 14 Pro models was hampered, potentially causing delays for customers throughout the crucial Christmas season.
Apple is expected to supply over six million iPhones to India by 2023. It was Apple’s strongest year in the nation, with a considerable increase in shipping of roughly 11% over the previous year. In the same year, Apple’s market share in India was 5.5 percent, up from 4.4 percent the previous year.
Phone users are often Apple brand devotees who like the sleek look and dependable software. In India, 44.7% of iPhone users are between the ages of 25 and 34. The charts below provide further information regarding iPhone users.