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Apple Reportedly Asks Suppliers to Move Some AirPods, Beats Manufacturing to India: All Details


According to a Nikkei report on Wednesday, Apple is asking its suppliers to move some production of its AirPods and Beats headphones to India.

Apple IPhone assembler Foxconn is preparing to manufacture Beats headphones in India and hopes to eventually make AirPods in the country as well. report said, citing sources.

Luxshare Precision Industry, a Chinese supplier to the iPhone maker and its units, also plans to help Apple manufacture AirPods in India, according to the report.

However, Luxshare is currently focusing more on AirPods operations in Vietnam and will likely be slower than rivals in starting production of Apple products in India, Nikkei said.

Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

The tech giant has moved some areas of iPhone production from China to other markets, including India, where it started making iPhone 13 earlier this year and is also planning to assemble the device. iPad tablet. Last week, the company announced plans to manufacture the latest iPhone 14 in India.

Bloomberg News report from Tuesday said iPhone exports from India have surpassed $1 billion (about 8,134 crore) in the five months since April and are expected to reach $2.5 billion (about Rs 20,350) in the 12 months to May. 3 year 2023.

Apple’s latest move is part of a gradual diversification from China, according to Nikkei report speak. India and other countries like Mexico and Vietnam are increasingly critical of contract manufacturers supplying US brands amid China COVID-related shutdowns and simmering tensions between Washington and Beijing.

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