According to persons acquainted with the situation and reported by the British Financial Times, Apple has informed suppliers that it wants to buy batteries for the iPhone 16 series mobile phones from Indian companies. This action is consistent with Apple’s objective of having a varied supply chain.
There are rumors that Apple pushes battery producers, like Desai in China, to establish new plants in India. According to people with knowledge of the situation, Xinpu Technology has been requested to increase production in India to fulfill future order requirements.
Sources say Apple is seeking to produce the iPhone 16
Indian Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced plans to establish a 180-acre plant to manufacture lithium-ion battery cells for domestically produced iPhones.
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Moneycontrol revealed in August of this year that Apple was actively looking into several different tactics to strengthen its local component manufacturing capacity in India. In the next four to five years, the IT giant intends to dramatically expand its production capacity in India by more than five times, reaching over $40 billion.