According to data analytics firm GlobalData, Apple’s job openings have seen a monthly increase as the tech giant aims to expand in India and diversify its supply chain.
The company is also looking to reduce its production reliance on China, with plans to increase production in India over the next few years. However, analysts suggest that Apple’s reliance on China may take some time to decrease.
iPhone manufacturing in India has increased from 3% to 14% in the past two years, while China’s iPhone assembly has declined from 95% to 86%. India currently assembles non-Pro iPhone models locally with its contract manufacturing partners.
The India-assembled iPhone 15 and 15 Plus recently became available in the country and other parts of the world. Apple has shifted 7% of iPhone assembly to India, and analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that the iPhone 15 series will reach 80 million shipments by the end of 2023.
The iPhone 15 Pro starts at Rs 1,34,900, the iPhone 15 Pro Max at Rs 1,59,900, and the iPhone 15 at Rs 79,900 for the 128GB variant, while the iPhone 15 Plus 128GB model starts at Rs 89,900.