India could produce half of the world’s iPhones by 2027, according to report
Apple’s push to cut its reliance on Chinese manufacturing could see India produce half of the world’s iPhones by 2027, according to a report from the South China Morning Post, which claims that India’s iPhone shipments doubled last year.
It has heavily been reported that Apple is ramping up its efforts to move more iPhone production out of China, with India and Vietnam being the two countries chosen to takeover the manufacturing and product assembly, with India expected to triple its production of iPhones over the next two years.
As part of the push, a forecast last week by Luke Lin, an analyst at the research unit of Taiwan’s DigiTimes newspaper, has suggested that India may produce one in two of the world’s iPhones by 2027, compared with the current state of less than 5 per cent, as reported by 9to5Mac, with shipments of iPhones produced in India doubling from April to December 2022, from the same period in 2021.
Apple currently has its top three manufacturing partners making smartphones in India. These are Wistron, Foxconn, and Pegatron. The company has slowly been expanding its manufacturing efforts in India over recent years, with the country assembling low quantities of the iPhone 14, as well as some older iPhone models, including the iPhone 13 and iPhone SE.
Reports have previously suggested that Apple is aiming to produce 25 percent of all iPhones in India by 2025, with trade tensions between the U.S. and China a key driving force between the move.