Apple is seeking to reduce its manufacturing reliance on China and expand its operations in India. However, according to an FT report, the iPhone maker is facing obstacles in this effort, as it trains locals and helps establish production in southern India.

The tech giant has been sending engineers and designers from California and China to southern India to help train locals and establish production, but it has not been running at the same pace as its Chinese operations. According to a former Apple engineer, there is no sense of urgency in Indian operations.

Apple exported $2.5B worth of iPhones from India as part of its diversification from China
Apple has exported iPhones worth more than $2.5 billion from India between April and December, almost double the amount for the previous fiscal year, as the company looks to diversify its supply chain amid rising geopolitical tensions with China.

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