Apple’s supply chain is expanding to India, with Taiwanese suppliers Wistron, Foxconn, and Pegatron establishing factories in the country to manufacture iPhones.

It is expected that India will have 6% of iPhone manufacturing capacity by 2022, and this could increase to 25% by 2025. The expansion of Apple’s supply chain to India is driven in part by trade tensions between China and the US, as well as supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. India has also offered production-linked incentives to attract companies to set up factories in the country and produce products for the premium market costing over INR 15,000 (about $180). However, India is not yet capable of producing key components for smartphones, such as finished circuit boards, and currently only adds about 14% of the value of an average smartphone.

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