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Apple likely to move iPad production from China to India

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Following the iPhones, Apple is now producing iPhones in India. According to reports, Apple wants to diversify its supply chain by moving the iPhone’s manufacturing to India. Up to 30% of the Cupertino giant’s manufacturing could be moved out of China.

According to a CNBC report, Apple is looking into moving some of its iPad production from China to India. About Apple’s plans, two insiders with the Indian government have previously spoken to CNBC. The Cupertino behemoth has not yet confirmed the information.

Apple recently declared that it would begin producing the recently released iPhone 14 at Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur factory in Chennai. In an official statement, the firm said, “We’re thrilled to start manufacturing iPhone 14 in India.” The business added to the publication, “The new iPhone 14 series features ground-breaking new technologies and crucial safety capabilities.” In India, Foxconn is not the only company that makes the iPhone 14. Pegratron recently started building the device in India.

For those who don’t remember, Apple already produces a number of iPhones in India, including the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE. In related news, persistent conflict at the company’s Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China, has severely hampered the manufacturing of the iPhone 14 Pro model.

A day after violent demonstrations erupted at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant in China, sources state that over 20,000 workers, including new hires, have fled the manufacturer. Workers had voiced their dissatisfaction with the working environment, which erupted into protests over the past couple of days.

In an effort to end demonstrations, Foxconn has offered to pay recently hired employees 10,000 yuan ($1400) to leave the factory. CNN was able to access a communication from the corporation to its staff asking them to go back to their dorms. In addition, the business guaranteed to pay 8000 yuan if the workers agreed to leave Foxconn and another 2000 yuan once they boarded the bus to exit the building.