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Apple Wants iPhone 16 Batteries Made in India [Report]

Apple Wants iPhone 16 Batteries Made in India [Report]

Posted December 6, 2023 at 5:18pm by iClarified
Apple wants batteries for its next generation iPhones to be made in India, according to a new report from the Financial Times.

The company has purportedly informed component suppliers of its desire to source batteries for the iPhone 16 from India. This is likely part of Apple's effort to diversify its supply chain.

Battery manufacturers, such as Desay of China, have been encouraged to establish new factories in India, while Simplo Technology, a Taiwanese battery supplier for Apple, has been asked to scale up production in India for future orders, said three people familiar with the situation.

"If all goes well with iPhone 16 battery supply, Apple plans to move more iPhone battery production to India," said one of the people close to the company.

Earlier this week, India's IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced that TDK would begin building battery cells in the country.

Another big win for PM @narendramodi ji's visionary PLI scheme in shifting the mobile manufacturing ecosystem to India.

TDK, a leading supplier of cells to Apple, is setting up a 180-acre facility in Manesar, Haryana to build cells for batteries which will be used in the #MadeInIndia iPhones. Several 1000 new jobs will be created and increase in domestic value addition.

Congratulations Apple, TDK team and @cmohry Haryana govt for enabling GoIs goal of deepening Electronics manufacturing ecosystem in India.

Apple is purportedly planning a redesigned battery for the iPhone 16 that will feature a metal shell. Last month a leaker shared images of the battery, which supposedly came from an iPhone 16 prototype.

Notably, battery production is just one aspect of iPhone production being moved to India. A recent report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo alleges that Apple is set to begin development of its standard iPhone 17 model in the country. This would mark the first time Apple has begun development of an iPhone outside China.

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