Apple could produce 25 percent of iPhone handsets in India by 2025: report

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Apple appears to be looking to gradually reduce its reliance on China for the production of its products due to mounting geopolitical tensions and supply chain problems caused by COVID lockdowns. Now, a JP Morgan analyst claims the Cupertino-based company will manufacture about 25 percent of its iPhone handsets in India by 2025. For now, Apple is expected to produce 5 percent of iPhone 14 smartphones in India by the end of 2022. could likewise ramp up production of other Apple products outside of China.

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According to a recent Reuters report, a JP Morgan analyst has claimed that iPhone production in India will increase to about 25 percent of total global production by 2025. It is believed that Apple will reduce its dependence on China for the production of its products.

The company started manufacturing iPhone handsets in India in 2017 by partnering with Wistron, which processes the iPhone SE and iPhone 12. Meanwhile, Foxconn is responsible for the assembly of the iPhone 13 in India.

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The analyst further estimates that production of all Apple products, including Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods, will also increase by up to 25 percent outside of China by 2025. Taiwanese suppliers such as Hon Hai and Pegatron are believed to be crucial for the relocation of production to India.

Production of the iPhone 14 has reportedly begun in India and the first batch is expected to be ready in late October or early November. By the end of 2022, the Indian production line is expected to account for about 5 percent of the total iPhone 14 production.

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In related news, Tata is reportedly in talks with Wistron to set up a joint venture with the aim of manufacturing iPhone handsets in India. This deal could increase Winstron’s iPhone production capacity by five times its current output.


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