Apple has long been focusing on India. It is a country that he considers emerging and needs to position itself little by little as one of the countries that helps the American company the most in order to avoid all the previous problems it may have had with China, for example. Some good news has already been released about the business that will be done in that country and now it can be said that it will effectively position itself as one of the countries where the next AirPods are made.
It has always been said that you should not put all your eggs in the same basket and that is what Apple is doing with the production system of its different devices. AirPods were being made in China, mostly, but now it will be India who monopolizes a large part of production. Not all of it, because it would have the same problems, but it is almost certain that the next AirPods that you buy in the medium term have been manufactured in that country.
Of course, the manufacturer will continue to be the largest supplier of the company that is Foxconn but will avoid all the restrictions that the Chinese government can establish in national factories. In this first phase, it is estimated that the investment of 500 million dollars that is going to be done, much above the rumors that indicated that it would be a maximum of 200 million, they will allow the creation of a factory that will give work to some 25,000 employees.
This has been confirmed by the Minister, KT Rama Rao, IT Minister of the Indian state of Telangana, in a tweet posted on the social network. Although it has not yet been confirmed by Apple or Foxconn, no retractions are now expected by either party. If everything goes normal Kongar Kalaan will house the said factory.