Apple’s India supplier Jabil making AirPods parts for export-Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Apple supplier Jabil’s (JBL.N) India unit is planning to start manufacturing parts for AirPods in the country, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. It has started shipping plastic bodies and housings for airpods to China and Vietnam. with a problem.

Apple (AAPL.O) and Jabil did not respond to Reuters requests for comment.

The move marks another step in Apple’s plans to move manufacturing out of China amid rising trade and geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington.

iPhone makers want up to 25% in India, up from around 5%-7% today.

Apple has bet heavily on India since it began assembling iPhones in India in 2017, in line with the Indian government’s commitment to local production.

Reported by Siddharth Jindal, Bangalore. Edited by Savio D’Souza

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