Make In India campaign has attracted a lot of international tech giants to shift operations completely in India and especially out of China. Foxconn, a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer with its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei City is a producer of IPhones. They have also been associated with BlackBerry, Nintendo, PlayStation and XBox manufacturing. Foxconn is the world’s largest provider of electronics manufacturing services and the third-largest technology company by revenue.
As per latest reports, iPhone 11 will be produced in Foxconn plant near Chennai. Traditionally, Apple phones are assembled in China, with high tech equipment being manufactured in Taiwan and South Korea. This move might have been as a result of China’s recent aggressive policies with Asian countries and ill relations with the US. Before beginning the production of iPhone 11 locally, Apple was procuring iPhone XR from Foxconn’s Tamil Nadu plant, while Wistron was assembling iPhone 7 in Bengaluru.
If Samsung, another tech giant was able to shift large parts of their operations to India, surely Apple will follow. The challenge for India will be to portray to the world as a hub for commerce and trade and grow into a technology utopia.