Apple factories could soon run 24 hours a day in India
Loosened labor legislations in India could see Apple suppliers run factories 24 hours a day, with production lines able to run non-stop like those in China to help continue Apple’s push to move more of its production away from China and into other countries.
As reported by AppleInsider, the new legislation permits two-shift production to take place in India over two 12-hour shifts, and also sees loosened restrictions on night-time work for women, who make up the majority of production lines in other countries.
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.