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By 2027, India could be making almost 50% of all iPhones

Silicon Valley’s giant, Apple, has its largest assembly point in China. Before COVID-19’s breakout, Apple’s profit was at its peak; however, with the global lockdown, China, instead of helping to make a profit, cost billions of dollars weekly to Apple. Since then, the tech giant has decided to divide its assembly points into different regions.

These regions included Vietnam and India. Though Vietnam has been an assembly point for Apple for a long time, as per the performance coming from India, it is believed that the South Asian country could become the assembly hub for Apple.

Four years from now, in 2027, a news article has predicted that almost 50% of the assembly of iPhones will take place in India, and by 2025, the country will be able to assemble almost 25% of the iPhones.

The whole aim behind this major step is to stop being dependent on China and use alternative options to ensure stable profits. As a result of this, Vietnam will also be getting benefits since distribution there will also be increased.

As per Bloomberg’s report, currently, India is responsible for almost 2.2 percent of the total supply, but the rate at which the percentage is going up has already started to create an impact.

The South China Morning Post talked about Luke Lin’s recent prediction regarding India. The Morning Post said that the supply to India went up by two times starting from April 2022 to December of the same year. As a result, Vietnam’s share of the benefits also started to grow, with Apple extending its contract with them as well.

China has already started to feel the impact of Apple shifting its assembly stops to different regions; however, the company has a long history of working with China. The company trusted its Chinese assembly points with quality standards, and even though Apple is moving out, several production centers outside the country are still Chinese.

Though 2027 is still 4 years away, it is yet to be seen if India keeps up the growth rate or if Apple starts using China as its largest assembly point again.


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