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Foxconn plans to expand its Indian plant, but Apple equipment is still facing challenges in India

Foxconn recently announced plans to expand its existing plant and open two new assembly plants to manufacture more iPhone products in India.

According to Bloomberg News earlier, Trump’s trade war with China is not so much to encourage American companies to produce in the United States, but rather to encourage them to find the next market with cheap labor.

In this regard, Foxconn India market head Josh Foulger said: "Do not put all the eggs in one basket, we must find a viable and reliable alternative. These alternative factories must be competitive Force, just as we can't build a factory in Mexico to make a mobile phone. This was feasible 10 years ago, but it doesn't work today."

For Foxconn to set up factories in India and expand its scale, the most happy thing is the Indian government. The Indian government is adopting a policy similar to China to make it easier for companies to set up branches in the country. In 2015, Foxconn opened its first factory in Sri City, India. It was previously reported that the Foxconn India factory will produce high-end iPhones in India as early as 2019. This will be the first time Foxconn has assembled an iPhone for Apple in India.

According to the latest news from the industry chain, Foxconn has officially launched its iPhone production line in India. Currently, it is mainly used to produce iPhone X, and the annual production capacity of the production line is up to 1 million units. At the same time, Foxconn is also actively expanding the Indian factory.

This means that it will be very easy to produce an iPhone in India?

“The Indian workers’ group still lacks senior skilled workers such as industrial designers, and there are not many Indian raw material suppliers capable of providing key components such as batteries, semiconductors and processors,” said Anshul Gupta, senior research director at Gartner India. At the same time, although the Indian government has provided land, water and electricity supplies for the Foxconn plant, the areas where technology companies such as Foxconn are located still face serious water shortages.

According to reports, in addition to producing more iPhones in India, Apple is also preparing to sell online in India. However, there is news that Apple’s plan to open a retail store in India will take “a time to implement”.