Apple and Foxconn are moving part of the production of 2019 iPhones from China to India. The Taiwanese supplier and contractor will use its plant in Sriperumbudur, a town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The state’s Industries Minister M C Sampath said the plant is already used for making Xiaomi phones, but Foxconn will invest $356 million in expanding the product line to meet the orders by Apple. Such an investment may create as many as 25,000 jobs in the region
Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models which are iPhone X family. Apple is proactively pushing for the move to limit any eventual impact from the trade war that is currently going on between the United States and China.