Apple Set Up Production of iPhone 14 in India
Apple Set Up Production of iPhone 14 in India

Apple Set Up Production of iPhone 14 in India

26 september, 20221 minute to read
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Apple has announced that it has started assembling the iPhone 14 in India, TechCrunch reports.

The iPhones assembled at Foxconn's Sriperumbudur facility near Chennai will go on sale in the country later this year. An Apple spokesperson in a statement to TechCrunch said:

We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India.

Since 2017, the company has only used Indian manufacturing resources to handle previous generations of models.

Apple is now gradually reducing its reliance on China by shifting production to India. According to analysts, JP Morgan, Apple will shift 5% of global iPhone 14 production to India by the end of 2022 and increase production capacity to 25% of all iPhones by 2025, thereby making India the world's iPhone manufacturing hub.

For now, only the iPhone 14 models will be manufactured in India, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models will continue to be manufactured in China. This decision will free up additional resources in Chinese factories at a time of high demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Moving production to India could make the iPhones cheaper.  The base model of the iPhone 14, which is priced at $799 in the US, costs 79,900 Indian rupees ($980). While the entry-level iPhone Pro Max model costs $1,717 in India compared to $1,099 in the US.

26 september, 2022
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