Caixin
Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >

ABOUT US

CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

LATEST
Baidu-Backed Video Streamer iQiyi Probed by U.S. Regulator After Short Seller’s Report
AI Unicorn SenseTime Is Said to Mull Hong Kong, China IPO
Huawei Copies Korean Rivals by Manufacturing Own Display Driver Integrated Chips
JOYY’s Livestreaming Revenue Up 40% in Second Quarter of 2020
Trending in China: ‘Mukbangs’ Under Fire in China Amid High Level Food Waste Campaign
Trending in China: How Will the Chinese Diaspora Survive a WeChat Ban In U.S.?
Online Platform JD.com Buys into Bricks and Mortar Convenience Store Chain
China Unicom Profits Rise in First Half, Stock Soars
ByteDance in Talks with Indian Conglomerate Over TikTok Amid Layoff Fears
Alibaba’s Zhang Yong Tops 2020 Forbes China Best CEOs List
Trending: Family Feud Raises Big Questions Over Succession in China’s Multi-Million “Family” Businesses
Shanghai-Listed Foxconn Internet’s Cloud Service Sales Up 4% in First Half of 2020
U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Nio and Huya Have Something to Cheer About
Apple Edges Huawei Out of No. 1 in Quarterly Tablet Shipments
Chinese Finance Platform Lufax Files for U.S. IPO of up to $3 Billion
China Mainland Leads U.S. in Fortune Global 500 Companies But Trails in Profitability
Trending in China: Tencent – Fighting Youth Unemployment or Enemy of Older Workers?
Tencent Pushes for Merger That Would Create $10 Billion Chinese Twitch
Tencent Music to Establish Joint Venture with Universal Music
Trending: How U.S.-China Relations Are Causing Netizens to Read the Small Print as Rumors Fly
Foxconn Plans to Invest $1 Billion to Expand iPhone Production at Indian Factory: Reuters

By Ding Yi / Jul 13, 2020 06:03 PM / World

Photo: Visual China

Photo: Visual China

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn plans to invest $1 billion to expand its iPhone production at a plant in southern India, Reuters reported Saturday citing two sources, as Apple quietly decouples some of its manufacturing from China amid the escalating tech war between Beijing and Washington.

“There’s a strong request from Apple to its clients to move part of the iPhone production out of China,” one of the sources told Reuters.

Production of some of Apple’s iPhone models, made by Foxconn in China, will shift to the Sriperumbur plant in the state of Tamil Nadu, where Apple’s iPhone XR is made, the source told Reuters.

The planned factory expansion will create 6,000 new jobs, one of the sources said, according to Reuters.

Some experts say that making more phones in India will help Apple save on import taxes and labor costs in India where iPhones are considered as a status symbol due to their high prices.

Apple’s production shift is in line with an Indian government plan, launched last month, to offer incentives to global smartphone markers in exchange for promises of establish or expand production in the South Asian country.

Apple only accounts for 1% of India’s smartphone market, Reuters reported, lagging much far behind its Chinese and South Korean rivals such as Xiaomi and Samsung.

In the first quarter of 2020, Xiaomi continued to be the biggest smartphone vendor in India with a market share of 30%, followed by Chinese brand Vivo with 17% and South Korea’s Samsung with 16%, according to research firm CyberMedia Research.

Samsung has already said it will make smartphones for export from its plant outside New Delhi, according to the Reuters report.

Contact reporter Ding Yi (yiding@caixin.com)

Related: Xiaomi Maintains Lead in India’s Smartphone Market, But Chinese Peers Catch Up


Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code