Apple is the second company in India to produce iPhone

Apple is the second company in India to produce iPhone

Pegatron has started assembling Apple iPhone 14 phones in India, after China shut down the world’s largest iPhone factory

Apple has reportedly ordered one of its contract manufacturers to start assembling its iPhone 14 in India.

according to BloombergIn India, Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp has started assembling the company’s latest iPhone 14 model in India.

It was for Apple only Launched the flagship iPhone 14 In September, where I generally focused on Safety and camera upgradesand launched the wearable Watch Ultra.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max

Indian manufacturing

Also in September, Apple recognized Foxxconn (i.e. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd) I started assembling some iPhone 14 phones in India.

JP Morgan analysts previously predicted that Apple would move 5% of global iPhone 14 production to India by late 2022 and expand its manufacturing capacity in the country to produce 25% (one in four) of all iPhones by 2025.

Now Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter, that Pegatron has also started assembling iPhones in India.

It must be remembered that Pegatron was the company that had iPhone assembly suspended at its factories in Shanghai and Kunshan In China in April this year, due to the Chinese government’s stringent Covid-19 protocols.

Bloomberg said all of Apple’s largest Taiwanese suppliers Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron are ramping up iPhone assembly in India, backed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fiscal stimulus programme.

India and other countries such as Mexico and Vietnam are becoming increasingly important in contracting manufacturers to supply US brands amid the Covid-related lockdowns in China and rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

In fact, in August, it was reported that Apple began talks with two of its suppliers (Luxshare Precision Industry and Foxconn) about Apple Watch and Macbook Manufacture in Vietnam.

Lockdowns in China

China is still where the bulk of iPhones are manufactured.

But Apple has already started moving some of its iPhone manufacturing operations to other countries, most notably India, where it was iPhone 13 manufacturing started earlier this year.

It’s also reportedly considering bundling up iPads there.

This indication that Apple is slowly seeking to reduce its dependence on China, where it has been producing the vast majority of its devices for more than a decade, will worry the Chinese authorities.

But manufacturers are exploring alternative production sources away from China, amid Beijing’s ongoing geopolitical tensions with Western countries, along with its strict pandemic restrictions that have disrupted supply chains for many industries.

On Wednesday, China ordered Seven-day closure for the area around Foxconn’s main iPhone factory In Zhengzhou City, known as the “iPhone City”.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the lockdown began on Wednesday (and will continue until November 9).

It would severely reduce shipments to and from the world’s largest iPhone factory.

UK silicone It was reported earlier this week that the Taiwanese company was The race to control the spread of Covid in Zhengzhou facility.

Chinese authorities have ordered people and vehicles to get off the streets except for medical or other essential reasons.

This restriction threatens to cut off the flow of workers and additional components needed to ramp up iPhone production before the holiday season rushes in.

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