Manufacture batteries for the iPhone 16-Apple prefer India


Apple wants batteries for its latest generation of iPhones to be made in India.

Apple is looking towards India to power its next generation of iPhones, according to a Financial Times report. The tech giant wants batteries for its devices to be manufactured in India to reduce reliance on China.

Citing sources close to Apple, the publication said the company has already informed component suppliers about its preference to source battery for the iPhone 16 from Indian factories.

Batteries for iPhones 16

Battery manufacturers, such as Desay of China, have been encouraged to establish new factories in India, while Simplo Technology, a Taiwanese battery supplier for Apple, has been asked to scale up production in India for future orders, said three people familiar with the situation.

“If all goes well with iPhone 16 battery supply, Apple plans to move more iPhone battery production to India,” said one of the people close to the company.


Trade Move to India

As trade tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to escalate, Apple is chalking up a strategy of diversifying its operations. India has already been a base for assembling and manufacturing iPhones for Apple

The wheels have already been moving to make the change happen. Earlier this month Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced that a Japanese supplier for Apple was setting up a 180-acre facility in Manesar in the state of Haryana to build battery cells that would be used in Indian-made iPhones.

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Apple’s commitment to India is evident in its recent product launches. On September 22, 2023, Apple introduced the highly anticipated iPhone 15 series, featuring the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which hit stores in India and various other countries simultaneously.

Remarkably, Apple released the India-built iPhone 15 models on the same day they became available worldwide, underscoring India’s importance in Apple’s global production and distribution network. While iPhones have been manufactured in India, the company intends to begin the production of Airpods in the coming year.

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