Apple’s India iPhone Plants Put Together $7 Billion Dollars Worth Of Phones Last Year

Posted on Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 by Chris Hayner

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Talk about getting going in a hurry. Apple now produces 7% of it’s iPhones in India, which is up from 1% from the year before. If you’re doing the math at home, that’s like, a 2000% increase in just 12 months.

Apple has been working to diversify it’s manufacturing footprint overall, with Mac Mini’s being built in Malaysia for a few years now, and a number of plants planned all over Southeast Asia and Brazil for other products such as Airpods and iPads. They actually also do some “simpler products” in Ireland. Neat. Vietnam will also be getting more and more business, particularly for the MacBook lineup.

Still, with the iPhone making up such a significant part of Apple’s bottom line, this frankly staggering increase in manufacturing is important. Apple seems to be showing no signs of slowing down, either, with some analysts predicting 25% of iPhones being built in India as soon as 2025. Also one of the companies that’s in on the Indian partnership is called Pegatron, which is just an awesome name for a company. More companies should aspire to be named as awesomely.