Apple to move iPhone X assembly operations to India via Foxconn
- 3 weeks ago
The ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing has prompted Apple to move its operations out of China and to focus on India as it announced it will begin assembling higher end devices via its Taiwanese unit Foxconn.
Hence flagship devices such as the iPhone X range will be the ones built at Foxconn’s plant in the town of Sriperumbudur, located in Southeast India and it is rumored the move will be in effect in early 2019.
The Taiwanese tech firm will also expand its plant by investing a further $356 million in producing the legendary iPhone, as it already uses the plant to assemble devices for Xiaomi Corp, therefore creating a further 25,000 jobs.
This should definitely be a relief for Apple given the recent legal troubles it has had in China in connection with its ongoing feud with semiconductor company Qualcomm.
Source: Smart Trend Team