Apple has a new “home” – India5. October 2022
Apple has a new “home” – India
San Francisco, Oct. 5, 2022
According to a report from Nikkei Asia, Apple is asking its suppliers to move production of some AirPods and Beats headphones to India as early as 2023.
This is Apple’s way of making it clear that they will be pulling their production out of China. After the collapse of the supply chain , the cause of which is the trade tensions between the US and China and the COVID -19 barriers, the company has no other choice.
Foxconn will reportedly produce Beats in India and work to manufacture AirPods there in the future, according to Nikkei. Luxshare Precision Industry has also agreed to help with AirPods production in India. Currently, the earbuds are made in China and Vietnam.
Last month, Apple confirmed that it will move part of the production of its flagship iPhone 14 to India. The company had already begun production of the iPhone 13 in India earlier this year.
In the five months since April, Apple’s iPhone exports from India have topped $1 billion, according to Bloomberg, and are expected to exceed $2.5 billion by March 2023.