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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Apple to assemble iPhone 14 in India

American electronics giant Apple Inc. plans to start manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India as a means of diversifying away from China.

According to Bloomberg News, Apple Inc. aims to begin producing the iPhone 14 in India as the American tech giant looks for alternatives to China after the Xi administration’s disagreements with Washington and nationwide lockdowns interrupted production.

The report on Tuesday, which relied on people familiar with the situation, said that the corporation has been collaborating with suppliers to increase production in India and reduce the time it takes to produce new iPhones from the usual six to nine months for prior launches.

The article claims that Foxconn, an Apple supplier based in Taiwan, has researched the logistics involved in receiving goods from China and assembling the iPhone 14 at its facility outside of Chennai, a city in southern India.

The first iPhone 14s made in India will probably be finished in late October or early November.

A request for comment from Reuters was not immediately answered by Apple.

The business is intending to construct iPad tablets in India in addition to moving some aspects of iPhone production from China to other markets, notably India, which is the second-largest smartphone market in the world.

Read more: Apple to launch iPhone 14 on September 7

Contract manufacturers who supply American brands are increasingly relying on Mexico, Vietnam, and other nations besides China as they try to diversify their production away from China.

The tech giant’s suppliers are reportedly in talks to make the Apple Watch and MacBook for the first time in Vietnam, according to Nikkei last week.