When iPhone exports to India hit a record high of 10,000 crore in May, the country's overall smartphone shipments touched 12,000 crore, marking an important milestone.

According to the India Cellular and Electronics Association, which was cited by The Economic Times, smartphone exports in the first two months of the current fiscal year (April and May) exceeded 20,000 crore, more than double the 9,066 crore figure that was recorded in the same period previous year. Apple contributed significantly to the growth.

Indian officials are hoping that Apple's growing presence in India will serve as a model to persuade other US businesses, like Tesla, to relocate their supply chains there.

Eighty percent of smartphones exported from India are iPhones, with certain local brands and Samsung phones from South Korea making up the remaining twenty percent.

The impending visit to the US by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled for June 21–24, is anticipated to strengthen alliances with other US companies.  The government would make an effort to persuade businesses to move their supply chains to India, paying particular attention to the semiconductor and electric car industries.

On the other hand, given that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in China, relations between the two countries may be on the mend. In addition to seeing Chinese President Xi Jinping, the US diplomat met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang.

However, Apple has been increasingly removing China from its supplier networks. One of the main choices under consideration by the Cupertino powerhouse is India. Apple's decision to turn its attention to India has been motivated by the geopolitical tensions between the US and China as well as India's smartphone production-linked incentive (PLI) programme.

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