According to Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology in India, the Apple ecosystem in India has generated more than one lakh new direct jobs in manufacturing in the past two years. In the presence of Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company opened its first retail store in India under its own brand in the city of Mumbai. Additionally, the company will open its second store in the city of Delhi.
According to a tweet from the minister, “Propelled by Prime Minister @narendramodi’s visionary PLI scheme,” the Apple ecosystem has been responsible for the creation of more than one lakh new direct employment in manufacturing in the past two years. “Roughly seventy percent of these are women between the ages of 19 and 24,” he continued, “who are beginning their careers, acquiring skills, and making life easier for their families.”
Apple has increased its production capacity in India, which contributed to India’s exports of iPhones reaching over $5 billion in fiscal year 23. India’s entire smartphone exports also surpassed $10 billion for the first time in a financial year, and Apple was a major contributor to this achievement. Apple started producing iPhones in India in 2017, and since then, the corporation has been working with local suppliers to build new iPhone models and supply an increasing number of components. Apple also began manufacturing iPads in India in 2018.