Telecom and Information Technology (IT) Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that in India apple iphone The biggest manufacturing company is coming up near Hosur in Bengaluru and will employ over 60,000 people.
This was stated by the minister during the Tribal Pride Day function at Karnataka Raj Bhavan. He said that 6,000 tribal women living around Ranchi and Hazaribagh have been given training to make iPhones.
It may be noted that Apple has outsourced the manufacturing of the iPhone to Tata Electronics, which has a plant in Hosur, Bengaluru.
60,000 people will work in a single factory
The minister said that Apple’s iPhone is now being made in India. This is the largest plant in India and is being established at Hosur near Bengaluru. Let us say that 60,000 people work in a single factory. Out of these 60,000 employees, the first 6,000 employees will be tribal women from places around Ranchi. And Hazaribagh tribal women have been trained to make Apple iPhones.
Apple has been making iPhones in India since 2017
According to reports, Apple recently started assembling the iPhone 14 models in India. Apple’s main iPhone assembler, Foxconn, is manufacturing the device at its Sriperumbudur factory on the outskirts of Chennai. Apple has been manufacturing iPhones in India since 2017 but these were usually older models.
Apple wants to shift its manufacturing from China to India
It remains to be seen whether the Hosur facility inspires Apple to start manufacturing the Pro version of the iPhone in India. India has so far only manufactured the standard iPhone model and the iPhone SE version. The Pro versions are imported from China as CBUs and hence cost more.
Apple also wants to shift its manufacturing from China to India in the next few years and the reason behind this is to reduce the dependency on China. In addition, the COVID lockdown in China has affected the manufacturing of iPhones, at a time when Apple is seeing growth in demand for its more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.