Apple is bringing iPhone 13 production to the vast Indian market, with commercial production planned for early next year.
In fact the technology giant has already started trial production of the iPhone 13 in the Foxconn plant near Chennai on the south-eastern coast of India.
India’s Economic Times says the US company is getting ready to make almost all its top-selling smartphone models in the country. Commercial production of the iPhone 13 in India for both the domestic market and exports will begin by February.
Part of the reason for this activity is apparently that Apple has been able to get hold of semiconductor chips, which have been in short supply globally. This has enabled it to plan the expansion of production into India.
A large proportion – up to 30 percent – of the production of the iPhone 13 in India will go to overseas markets, helping Apple to improve supplies of the model into its global markets.
There had, it seems, been an acute shortage of top-selling iPhones in the Indian market. This has, however, eased as supplies have improved and will no doubt be boosted by the local production of the iPhone 13, the biggest-selling iPhone 13 model in the country, though lower priced models such as the iPhone 11 and 12 may actually have a larger share of the Indian market.
There are apparently no plans to produce the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max in India.