iPhone component hub near Hosur rings in promise of new roads, jobs, etc

Thousands of jobs being created, but most going to outsiders, complain locals

iPhone hub near Hosur
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It is estimated that the country will make one out of four iPhones globally by 2025.

Shine Jacob HOSUR
Koothanapalli, a picturesque village about 20 km from the industrial city of Hosur in Tamil Nadu, gives an impression of being lost in the past. Even Google Maps cannot find the new Tata Electronics manufacturing unit there.

That may change soon, as this small village in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district could play a key role in realising India’s ambition of becoming an iPhone manufacturing hub. 

The 550-acre mega unit in Koothanapalli is 7 km from Tata Electronics’ existing factory at Uddanapalli. For the last two years, the company has been working with Apple to design and manufacture mechanical parts for

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 11:04 PM IST

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