Apple disappointed with quality of iPhone production in India, 50% of casing rejected for not meeting quality standards
Apple is reportedly disappointed with the quality of iPhone production in India, with a new report from the Financial Times claiming that the Cupertino company is hitting several roadblocks in scaling up iPhone production in the country, including quality issues that see 50 percent of casing rejected for not meeting quality standards.
The report, via MacRumors, claims that only one in every two components coming off the production line “is in good enough shape” to be sent forward to assembly, with an Apple engineer reportedly saying “there just isn’t a sense of urgency” when referring to the speed of production in the country.
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.
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.