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Apple Instructs Component Suppliers to Source iPhone 16 Batteries from India

Updated: Jan 5

Apple has reportedly informed its component suppliers to source batteries for the upcoming iPhone 16 from India, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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This move is seen as part of Apple's ongoing efforts to diversify its supply chain and reduce its reliance on China.


The decision to shift battery sourcing to India is significant, as it marks a strategic move by Apple to expand its manufacturing capabilities in the country.


India has been actively promoting local manufacturing through initiatives such as the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, which offers incentives to companies that produce electronic goods domestically.


By sourcing batteries from India, Apple aims to take advantage of the country's growing manufacturing ecosystem and tap into the skilled workforce available. This move also aligns with Apple's commitment to sustainability, as it reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting components from distant locations.


Apple has been gradually increasing its manufacturing presence in India over the years. The company already produces some iPhone models in the country and this latest decision to source batteries locally further strengthens its commitment to the Indian market.


The shift in battery sourcing also comes at a time when global supply chains have been disrupted by various factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions. Diversifying the supply chain helps mitigate risks and ensures a more stable production process for Apple.

 
  • Apple has instructed its component suppliers to source batteries for the iPhone 16 from India.

  • The move is part of Apple's efforts to diversify its supply chain and reduce reliance on China.

  • India's manufacturing ecosystem and initiatives like the PLI scheme make it an attractive location for sourcing components.

Source: REUTERS

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