It has been reported by CNBC that India and Apple are in talks about creating iPads in India, according to two sources cited by the news outlet. Apple has been in talks with officials from the Tamil Nadu government about using its plant near Chennai for tablet production for some time now, but no concrete plans have been made as of yet. The Cupertino tech giant has been in talks with government officials for some time now about using the plant.
Following production issues in China that caused Apple to cease production of some of its latest iPhone models, the company has started manufacturing them in India.
Since the pandemic began in early 2020, Apple has been considering diversifying its manufacturing plants in order to avoid becoming too dependent on Chinese manufacturing to meet its needs. Foxconn, which happens to be one of Apple’s biggest manufacturing plants, is still suffering from COVID-19-related lockdowns and it is one of the Chinese production plants that is still suffering from COVID-19-related lockdowns.
This is why the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are currently difficult to locate in most parts of the world.
Beats headphones, AirPods, and the vanilla iPhone 14 are being produced at the Indian facility for the first time, which is a first for the country, since the factory was only producing older models before.
Sources familiar with the matter indicated that Apple is reluctant to shift the production of iPads to India due to a shortage of skilled talent and people with the expertise to build complex mobile devices.
Only 10% of iPhones are currently made in Chennai by Foxconn, and only 5% of iPhone 14 devices are from this factory. Although the switch will take time, Apple will continue to expand its network of plants in Vietnam, Malaysia, and the United States.