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Washington-Beijing tensions and COVID-induced uncertainty are driving Apple out of China and into India, where it hopes to move a significant chunk of its iPhone supply chain.    © Illustration by Tania Vicedo
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Inside Apple's India dream

Tech giant aims to move at least 20% of iPhone production to India as it accelerates away from China

LAULY LI, CHENG TING-FANG and SAYAN CHAKRABORTY, Nikkei staff writers | India

TAIPEI/CHENNAI -- Kevin, a senior manager at an iPhone assembly plant in the Indian city of Chennai, gets up before sunrise at his dormitory. He clocks in for work before 6 a.m., and most of his day is spent in hours of video conferencing with colleagues in China, usually finishing at 10 p.m.

In the year that Kevin moved to India from China, he has barely had a day off, nor does he have time to socialize with his colleagues. Indeed, he rarely leaves the factory complex.

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