Indian Electronics Manufacturing Developments : News, Updates and Discussions

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Amid uncertainties, such as inflation and semiconductor chip shortages, India has beaten China in becoming the second biggest smartwatch market in the second quarter of FY22. The global smartwatch market's shipment saw an increase of 13 per cent, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis in Q2, 2022.

In a report published in Counterpoint Research, India's smartwatch market saw an increase of over 300 per cent YoY to overtake China. India's growth can be attributed to the strong growth witnessed by home-grown brands like Fire Boltt and Noise. As the global market share of local brands like Noise and Fire Boltt grew, Apple continued with its streak and retained the top spot, which was followed by Samsung and Huawei.

The report also stated how Europe was now pushed to the fourth place with a 13 per cent YoY decline, which came against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war. As per the report, North America continued to occupy the top spot.

"The market performed relatively well in the second quarter compared to the downtrend we expected three months ago. However, as expected, China’s economic slowdown resulted in a YoY decline in its market, with major Chinese brands such as Huawei, imoo and Amazfit seeing limited YoY growth or decline. Nevertheless, given that the smartphone market declined 9 per cent YoY during the same period, we believe that the smartwatch market is on the right track to healthy growth", said Associate Director Sujeong Lim.
 
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India Accounted For 16% Of Global Handset Production In 2021​

India accounted for 16 per cent of global handset production in 2021. Production in India, the second largest geography in terms of production volume, rose more than five per cent year-on-year, driven by Apple, Xiaomi and OPPO.

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"Taking into consideration Apple's plan to produce the iPhone 14 in India, the country's contribution will continue to rise. However, the Indian government's regulations on low-priced phones made by Chinese OEMs might slow down this trend," said a Counterpoint report on Global Handset Production.


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According to reports, recently, the Indian government has considered restricting Chinese smartphone manufacturers from selling phones under INR12,000 or $150. The idea is to boost the domestic smartphone market.

The global handset production in 2021 was similar to that a year ago. Although there was a brief rise in production in some regions due to the release of pent-up demand, the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remained throughout the year and did not allow recovery to pre-pandemic levels, the report added.

China contributed to 67 per cent and Vietnam accounted for 10 per cent of total global handset production in 2021. Despite Samsung's increased production in Vietnam, the withdrawal of LG's smartphone business from the country had a negative effect on production volume, resulting in only a slight increase in production compared to the previous year. As Apple is moving some of its iPad production to Vietnam, the company might transfer some of its iPhone production too, which will then boost overall handset production volume in the country, the report added.


Over the past five years there's been a clear shift across major vendors to diversify beyond China, with Samsung leading this charge and Apple following suit.

In 2020, Huawei accounted for a big portion of China's total production. Unlike Huawei, which mostly manufactures its handsets domestically, other Chinese OEMs are seeking to diversify their production sites to fulfill local demand through local production. Apple, which has a high proportion of production in China, is also looking to diversify its production sites. With diminishing demand for handsets in China, the proportion of Chinese production is also expected to decline in the future, the report pointed out.

The smartphone industry has been plagued by multiple issues such as component shortages, inflation, increasing competition in the entry-level segment and inventory issues. However, with the availability of the 5G network, the industry looks bullish and by the end of 2022 there will be a surge in demand for 5G smartphones.
 

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Apple says it will manufacture iPhone 14 in India​

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Monday it will manufacture its latest iPhone 14 in India, as the tech giant moves some of its production away from China.

The company launched the flagship iPhone 14 at an event earlier this month, where it focused on safety upgrades rather than flashy new technical specifications, with the exception of a new adventure-focused watch.
"The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities. We're excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India," Apple said in a statement.


Analysts at J.P.Morgan expect Apple to move about 5% of iPhone 14 production from late 2022 to India, which is the world's second-biggest smartphone market after China.

Apple could make one out of four iPhones in India by 2025, JPM analysts said in a note last week.
 

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(reuters, sept.26)

Apple says it will manufacture iPhone 14 in India​

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Monday it will manufacture its latest iPhone 14 in India, as the tech giant moves some of its production away from China.

The company launched the flagship iPhone 14 at an event earlier this month, where it focused on safety upgrades rather than flashy new technical specifications, with the exception of a new adventure-focused watch.
"The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities. We're excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India," Apple said in a statement.


Analysts at J.P.Morgan expect Apple to move about 5% of iPhone 14 production from late 2022 to India, which is the world's second-biggest smartphone market after China.

Apple could make one out of four iPhones in India by 2025, JPM analysts said in a note last week.
Misleading headline , its not manufacturing its assembling and components still need to be imported for it.
 
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