Apple starts trial production of iPhone 13 in India
Apple has started trial production of its flagship iPhone 13 in the Foxconn plant near Chennai as the US technology major readies to make almost all its top-selling smartphone models in the country, two industry executives said. The company expects to start commercial production of iPhone 13 in India for both the domestic market and exports by February, they said.
Apple has secured supply of semiconductor chips – which are in short supply across the world – that has helped it plan expansion of production into India.
Production of iPhone 13 in India will help Apple to improve supplies of the model into its global markets since around 20-30% of what is produced in India are usually exported, the executives said.
Meanwhile, supplies of top-selling iPhones have improved, easing an acute shortage in the Indian market, the sources said.In the iPhone 13 series, iPhone 13 is the largest selling model in the country, and the company does not plan to make iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max here.