According to the latest report by DigiTimesApple is accelerating plans to diversify its production, seeking to be less and less dependent on China.
Apple would have decided to minimize i production risks, trying to move part of its production out of China, sources from the supply chain say that the Cupertino company is transferring part of the iPhone production to India.
In reality it is not something entirely new, given that Apple had already started the business for some time production in India thanks to its production partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, this is because 2019 has been a rather troubled year due to the commercial and economic dispute between the USA and China, with the Trump administration that has even introduced duties for products imported from the China. For this reason, Apple had already started looking around for an alternative, if the situation between the two countries had not resolved.
In fact, after months of negotiations, the US and China have finally reached a commercial agreement, thus reassuring Apple that it no longer has to speed up the work to move production, given that India is still a step behind China due to the lack of highly skilled manpower and the companies capable of producing components such as speakers for smartphones or headphones are very few.
Unfortunately, in 2020 things went even worse. In January, it broke out in China the Coronavirus epidemic which literally blocked the Chinese country, and subsequently many others, including Italy, causing Apple to experience significant delays in the production of some products, such as the iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9, which has not yet been revealed.
For this reason, it seems that Apple has made the difficult decision to become less dependent on Chinese production, in order to avoid production problems such as those recently faced in the future.