Apple to manufacture iPhone 14 in India from launch, reports Kuo
Respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that Apple will produce the iPhone 14 in India and China almost simultaneously for the first time, helping the iPhone maker cut its reliance on Chinese factories and diversify its supply chain by having two factories in different countries producing the latest iPhone model together in a move not seen before.
Apple typically relies on India to produce iPhone models a year or so after their launch, with China focusing on producing the latest models that require the largest production output, however, Kuo suggests that beginning with the iPhone 14, India will be working side-by-side with China to produce the latest model almost simultaneously, with China beginning production with India following closely behind.
In a tweet, Kuo says “In the short term, India’s iPhone capacities/shipments still have a considerable gap with China, but it’s an important milestone for Apple in building a non-Chinese iPhone production site. It implies that Apple is trying to reduce the geopolitical impacts on supply and sees the Indian market as the next key growth driver.”
My latest survey indicates Foxconn's iPhone production site in India will ship the new 6.1" iPhone 14 almost simultaneously with China for the first time in 2H22 (India being one quarter or more behind in the past).
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) August 5, 2022
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