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Violent clashes in China likely to boost India's iPhone exports

India could account for up to 20% of Apple's global production capacity by FY26

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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Violent clashes between workers and police at Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou in China might prompt Apple to react to the social unrest by pushing up its export drive from India.

India is Apple’s second-largest production base in the world for the iPhone. Sources in the know say that, amid the growing unrest in China and tight Covid-19 restrictions, Apple is talking to its global vendors about possibly moving production more aggressively to other countries.

A decision on this strategy is expected in the coming weeks. An Apple spokesperson did not respond to queries on this issue.  

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 10:04 PM IST

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