FT: Apple is facing poor yield of iPhone casings made in India

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A new report from Financial Times claims that 50% of all iPhone cases made in India are currently rejected by Apple’s quality control. The report, based on information from former Apple employees, details the problem of low yields at Indian manufacturing giant Tata’s factory in Hosur. No other production facilities were mentioned in the report.

The new report claims that the low iPhone cabinet yield in India is a major hit to Apple’s plans to outsource a larger portion of iPhone production in India. The former Apple employees quoted in the report believe that the dividend situation for cases will improve, but the process will likely take a significant amount of time and effort.

Based on a recent report, Apple plans to move up to 25% of all iPhone production to India by 2025 and up to 50% by 2027.

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