MOSCOW, 23 Aug — PRIME. The American corporation Apple Inc., which until now has been manufacturing its equipment in China, also plans to start manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India, Bloomberg reports.
The company is working with suppliers to expand production in India and close the production backlog for the new iPhone.
According to Bloomberg, the American tech giant began to consider options to create its products in India after tensions between Beijing and Washington, as well as the closure of factories across the country, led to production disruptions.
It is reported that Apple Inc. plans to begin production of the iPhone 14 in India approximately two months after the initial product release in China. As noted, the first “Indian” iPhone 14 is likely to be ready in late October or November, after the initial release in September.
Apple’s Taiwanese supplier, Foxconn, has studied the process of shipping parts from China and assembling the iPhone 14 at its factory in the southern Indian city of Chennai, sources said. Ultimately, Apple and Foxconn reportedly concluded that simultaneously launching smartphone production in India and China this year was unrealistic, although it remains a long-term goal.