Apple supplier Foxconn to manufacture AirPods in India
Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly won a contract to begin manufacturing AirPods for the very first time, with the Taiwanese manufacturing giant expected to open a new $200 million factory in India where the earbuds will be made, according to a report from Reuters.
Foxconn, who supplies Apple with around 70% of all iPhones worldwide, will open a new manufacturing plant in the southern Indian state of Telangana, where it will begin producing AirPods as part of Apple’s push to diversify production away from China.
The Apple Post recently reported how loosened labor legislations in India could see Apple suppliers run factories 24 hours a day, with analysts suggesting 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 behind the move.
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.