Some Apple iPhone shipments produced in India are currently being exported to European countries for sale
Some Apple iPhone shipments manufactured in India are currently being exported to European countries for sale.
Initially, Apple set up an iPhone factory in India to avoid import taxes and allow the company to be more competitive in terms of prices in the smartphone market in India, which is considered to have growth opportunities. potential in the next few years.
However, the iPhone "made in India" moving from local sales to exports is a big step in consolidating India as a production base, not just of the iPhone but of many other products. That at least happened at the present time although the export scale is still low.
Indian newspaper The Economic Times quoted an analyst as saying that the total number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models were exported from India to less than 100,000 units per month. With Apple selling millions of iPhones every week globally, the size of India's current export operations is still small.
However, the Indian government may be satisfied with this move. The government has hoped to encourage companies to build high-tech items in the region to boost the local economy.
This news came as Apple sought to diversify its supply chain outside China when the US-China trade war broke out. In June, Nikkei reported that Apple is in the early stages of restructuring its supply chain operations with the goal of moving 15-30% of its output outside China in the next few years.
Later this year, Apple was rumored to have asked its manufacturing partners to produce new iPhone models (iPhone 11) in India. This will be the first time for local partners to implement the latest generation models.
IPhone 11 output from Foxconn in India may reach 250,000 units per month, with about 75% of that being exported to other markets.
In 2020, Apple is expected to launch 3 iPhone 5G models. According to JP Morgan's report, Apple will release three new iPhones this September. Those are direct successors of iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR. However, Apple is said to be developing the iPhone 5G, with a cheaper iPhone model, for 2020. All three iPhones launched in September 2020 (screen size 5.4 ″ / 6.1 / 6.7 ) will use 5G OLED and 5G band modems (with mmWave frequency support) and at least two of the three models use 3D sensors, with top AR / VR features.