After iPhones, Foxconn may manufacture Airpods in India


After iPhones, Foxconn may manufacture Airpods in India

Taiwan-based contract manufacturer, Foxconn has reportedly won a contract for AirPods and the deal will see Apple's biggest supplier assembling them for the first time ever since their introduction in the market.


According to a report, Foxconn plans to invest $200 million into the manufacturing facility in India, which will be dedicated to the AirPods manufacturing and assembly. The plant will most probably be located in Telangana.


Foxconn already has a facility on the outskirts of Chennai, which opened in 2019, where it assembles iPhones for Apple.


The report further states that Foxconn officials had been debating for months whether the company should take the order for AirPods since they offer a relatively lower profit margin than other Apple products. However, the company decided to take the order to “reinforce engagement” with Apple.


The sources said that Apple requested Foxconn to set up production in India, in order to accelerate the company’s effort to reduce its reliance on China and move production elsewhere.


Foxconn itself plans to move the business outside of China, amid the restrictions and rising friction between US and China, to avoid any such situation. On Wednesday, Foxconn announced plans to increase its investments in locations outside of China in response to customer demand and decrease its dependence on China for manufacturing.


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