In a Medium post, Kuo said Apple assembler Foxconn, which currently owns about 80 percent of the production lines for iPhone models in India, will reduce its production in China’s Zhengzhou by 45 percent and in Taiyuan by 85 percent next year. Can do. Let us tell you that up to 14 percent of iPhone units shipped globally – including the iPhone 15 – are currently made in India. According to the analyst, this number is expected to increase between 20 percent to 25 percent by 2024.
Meanwhile, according to Kuo, the iPhone 17 is expected to be the first model to be developed outside China. The company will begin the New Product Introduction (NPI) process for the iPhone 17 in India during the second half of 2024. To reduce design risks, the company has chosen to have the standard model developed outside China and the phone is expected to launch in the global market in the second half of 2025.
Last week, Taiwan’s Wistron had approved the sale of its 100 percent indirect stake in Wistron Infocom Manufacturing to Tata Electronics for about $125 million (about Rs 1,040 crore). Tata’s acquisition of Wistron’s production lines will make it the first Indian company to assemble Apple’s iPhone models in the country.
Kuo points out that the iPhone maker’s move to make Tata one of its smartphone assemblers in India could help strengthen the company’s ties with the Indian government, and, according to Kuo, be key to the company’s growth over the next 10 years. It is important.
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