Apple begins iPhone 14 production in India

Apple has officially confirmed to begin the assembly of its latest non-Pro iPhone 14 model in the Indian subcontinent just a week after the official launch.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that “We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India.” On Monday, Apple officially started manufacturing the locally-produced models.

For the first time in the history of the company, the iPhone maker decided to assemble its newest versions of major products outside China with the primary aim to diversify the supply chain.

Apple’s one of the major global supply chain partners, Foxconn is assembling the devices at the Sriperumbudur facility near Chennai while locally-assembled units will go on sale in the nation later this year.

A popular analyst JP Morgan expects that “Assembled in India” iPhone models will contribute 5% of global iPhone production by the end of this year and this number will be increased to 25% by 2025.

India has been one of the major countries where Apple is assembling its iPhones since 2017, however, there were older generations but now, it seems that Apple is now seriously focusing on India for its latest and greatest technologies in terms of production.

The report also suggests that the iPhone 14 Plus, which will be available from October 7, will also be assembled in India around three months after starting production in Mainland China.

However, the Pro iPhone models will continue to be imported from China in the country as there is a more complex triple-rear camera module alignment.

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