India’s government has requested that Apple relocate the manufacture of its high-end MacBook & iPad laptops to the country now that iPhone manufacturing has been established there. Apple may be the recipient of a government incentive program designed to entice the company to do what’s needed. To entice companies like Apple to start manufacturing more products in India, the government may soon enhance the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) for IT gear from its present outlay of Rs 7,350 crore to about Rs 20,000 crore.
A report by the Times of India claims that the IT ministry wants more hardware to be made in India. An expanded PLI plan budget is one way the Indian government hopes to entice Apple to relocate its ecosystem’s manufacturing to India, as the company is a major player in the market. India’s efforts to entice Apple to relocate production to the country come as the iPhone maker searches for alternatives to China in the wake of the recent unrest. It’s conceivable that Apple is considering a China-plus-one strategy for its worldwide product sourcing.
According to the research, Apple’s main manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron, & Pegatron all made “smartphones valued billions of dollars in the country,” and local manufacturing of iPhone models enjoyed extraordinary success. The next phase, according to the source, will be for Apple to begin producing MacBooks and other goods like the iPad in India.
The IT Ministry has already been presented with a request to raise the budget to around Rs 20,000 crore, and the “issue” is currently being discussed by the Finance Ministry as well as other relevant departments. Spending on incentives will climb from 1% in February 2021 to 4% by the end of the year.
The findings of the analysis are consistent with those of well-known industry analysts. Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would look outside of China to manufacture its products in an effort to reduce its reliance on the country. Recently, it was reported that Apple has been in talks with numerous suppliers in India to ramp up the production of AirPods & Beats headphones.