Sunday, June 23, 2024

Apple wants battery suppliers to move production to India

More iPhone batteries will be made in India

As its latest step in cutting its reliance on China, Apple has reportedly asked its battery suppliers to scale up production in India, in time for manufacturing of the iPhone 16.

Citing three unspecified sources said to be familiar with the plans, the publication reports that some manufacturers including Desay of China, have specifically been encourage to establish new factories in India. Another supplier, Taiwanese firm Simplo Technology, has been asked to scale up its current production facilities in the country.

“If all goes well with iPhone 16 battery supply, Apple plans to move more iPhone battery production to India,” said one source.

At the same time, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, India’s minister of state for electronics and IT, says that Japan’s TDK battery supplier is to build a new factory in the country. The firm has announced a 180-acre facility in Manesar, in the state of Haryana, in southern India.


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