Apple’s main manufacturer, Foxconn, has secured an order to produce AirPods and will build a factory in India to make the wireless earbuds, Reuters reports. The move marks Apple and Foxconn’s ongoing diversification of supply chains away from China. AirPods are currently made by a range of Chinese suppliers, with this deal seeing Foxconn become an AirPod manufacturer for the first time. The largest contract manufacturer and assembler of electronics worldwide, Foxconn produces around 70% of all iPhones, largely through its plants in Zhengzhou in central China, facilities that saw a wave of disruption last year amid Covid-related control measures and worker walk-outs. Although the order’s value remains unclear, an anonymous source told Reuters that Foxconn will invest $200 million to build a manufacturing plant in the southern Indian state of Telangana, which is expected to start production by the end of 2024 at the earliest. [Reuters]