Apple has today announced it has started manufacturing the iPhone 13 in India, Reuters reports. The Cupertino tech giant is trying to reduce reliance on its Chinese supply chain and is also planning to assemble the iPad in India.
Apple has been shifting some areas of iPhone production from China to other markets including India, the world’s second-biggest smartphone market.
According to the source, Apple’s flagship iPhone 13 is being assembled in India at a local plant of Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn in the town of Sriperumbudur in Southern Tamil Nadu state.
India and countries such as Mexico and Vietnam are becoming increasingly important to contract manufacturers supplying American brands as they try to diversify production away from China.
The iPhone 13 is the fourth model to be produced in India after Apple launched manufacturing operations there with the iPhone SE in 2017.