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Apple asks suppliers to shift AirPods, Beats production to India

iPhone maker taps South Asian nation again in push to diversify from China

India is becoming a more important production base for Apple, as the company looks to diversify away from its heavy reliance on China. (Source photos by AP) 

TAIPEI -- Apple is asking suppliers to move some AirPods and Beats headphone production to India for the first time, in a win for the South Asia nation as it attempts to rise in the global supply chain.

The move is part of Apple's gradual diversification from China, as it looks to lower the risk of supply chain disruptions stemming from the country's strict zero-COVID policy and tensions with the U.S.

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