American Multinational Technological Company Apple Considering shifting iPad production to India reports
Reports suggest that a Tamil Nadu manufacturing plant located near Chennai might be used as a site for iPad production.
The two recent CNBC citations are evidence that India might be possibly in talks with Apple to start the manufacturing of iPad within the country. India is quickly and rapidly becoming a big source of the technical hub, and the news doesn’t come surprising to many.
Several inside reports state that Apple is in talks with government officials in India on whether or not the Tamil Nadu plant near Chennai can be used as a site for tablet production. However, no confirmation of the talk or evidence of approval is released as of yet.
Since the pandemic began in early 2020, Apple has been considering diversification of its plants to cut off its dependence on Chinese manufacturing. We already saw the India plant take up AirPods and Beats production, as well as the vanilla iPhone 14, which was a first-up until now, the factory only assembled older models.
Sources revealed that a lack of highly skilled talent and individuals with expertise in building highly complex mobile devices are the main reason why Apple is hesitant to move iPad production to India.
Currently, only 10% of all iPhones are made by the Foxconn factory in Chennai, with only 5% of all iPhone 14 devices coming from this plant. The switch will be slow, but Apple will keep expanding its network of plants with production in Vietnam, Malaysia, and even the United States.
A few months ago Apple officials claims that they were going to manufacture its latest smartphone iPhone 14 in India, as the technology giant moves some of its production away from China. The company launches the iPhone 14 at an event earlier this month, where it focused on safety upgrades rather than flashy new technical specifications, with the exception of a new adventure-focused watch.
A statement issued by Apple said that “The new iPhone lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities.