Apple plans to start iPhone 14 production
According to Bloomberg News on Tuesday, Apple Inc. intends to start iPhone 14 production in India about two months after its release outside of China. This will reduce the time between launches from the customary six to nine months.
The first iPhone 14s from India, which will follow the initial September release, are likely to be finished in late October or November, according to Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the situation. The company has been working with suppliers to ramp up manufacturing in India.
isFoxconn, an Apple supplier based in Taiwan, said it had researched the logistics of receiving goods from China and assembling the iPhone 14 at its facility outside of Chennai.
After Beijing’s disputes with Washington and nationwide lockdowns interrupted production, the American tech titan is reportedly considering its alternatives.
iPhone 14 production
A request for comment from Reuters was not immediately answered by Apple.
The second-largest smartphone market in the world, India, has been receiving some iPhone production from Apple. The company also plans to assemble iPad tablets in India.
In an earlier effort to slow China’s advancements in the semiconductor industry and safeguard American businesses, the United States was considering restricting supplies of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip manufacturers in China.
The action, if carried out by President Joe Biden’s administration, may potentially harm South Korean memory chip giants Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and SK Hynix Inc, both of which have sizable factories there.
Nikkei published a report last week stating that suppliers to Apple are in discussions to make the Apple Watch and MacBook in Vietnam for the first time.