Apple prefers to buy batteries for the upcoming iPhone 16 from Indian factories. This was reported by Business Today with reference to The Financial Times.

The company has informed its component suppliers of its intentions. They are in line with the tech giant’s strategy to diversify its supply chain and move production out of China.

According to the publication, battery manufacturers are encouraged to set up new plants in India. Among them is the Chinese company Desay. Taiwan’s Simplo Technology has been urged to expand its production capacity in India to meet future orders.

This week, it also became known that the Japanese manufacturer TDK Corp will build a facility in India to produce batteries that will be used in Indian-made iPhones.

As a reminder, Tata Group will start producing iPhones in India for the local and global markets. The announcement was made in India in October after the board of directors of Taiwanese company Wistron approved a deal to sell Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing (India) Pvt in southern India to Tata for $125 million.