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Apple intends to expand into India! Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple tipster and analyst at TF Securities International, claims that the company is looking to boost the percentage of iPhones manufactured in India that are made locally.

When will Apple start increasing its output in India?

The analyst claims in a recent blog post that Apple is developing the iPhone 17, which should go on sale globally in 2025 and in India in the second half of 2026. In addition, it is anticipated that Apple will produce significantly less in two Chinese regions in 2024.

According to Kuo’s Medium post, Foxconn, the company that assembles Apple products and currently controls 80% of the production lines in India, plans to reduce its output in China by 45% in Zhengzhou and 85% in Taiyuan next year.

What is the present Apple market share in India?

At least 14% of iPhones shipped worldwide, including the iPhone 15, are currently produced in India. The analyst projects that this percentage will increase to between 20 and 25 percent by 2024.

According to Kuo, the iPhone 17 will be the first to be developed outside of China. In the second half of 2024, Apple plans to launch the iPhone 17 in India through the new product introduction (NPI) process. The standard iPhone 17 model would be developed outside of China in order to reduce design risks, and the phone is expected to launch globally in the second half of 2025.

Apple is relocating to India; why?

Taiwan’s Wistron sold Tata Electronics its manufacturing facility for $125 million just last week. Tata is now the first business in India to assemble the iPhone made by Apple.

In this sense, Kuo believes that Apple and the Indian government will become closer, and that this new development is “critical” to the company’s growth over the next ten years. Tata has now joined Foxconn and Pegatron in making iPhones in India.

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