In an effort to diversify its smartphone production from China, Apple will manufacture some iPhone 14 models in India. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple plans to ramp up production at its assembly plant near Chennai with Foxconn.
According to reports, Foxconn will have to wait at least two months before it can begin production of the iPhone 14 in India. It is likely that the first batch of iPhone 14 models made in India will be ready by the end of October or early November at the earliest.
As part of Apple’s and Foxconn’s efforts, manufacturing lead times are also being shortened from the current nine to six months. Cupertino is reportedly planning to impose its strict rules on Foxconn’s assembly lines in India, as one of the critical factors in Apple’s manufacturing process.
In an effort to shorten the lag in production of the new iPhone from the six to nine months usually needed for previous launches, Apple is working with suppliers in India. Xi Jinping’s administration is clashing with the US government and imposing lockdowns across the country that have disrupted economic activity, which has led Apple to look for alternatives.
iPhone 14 on BIS listing:
This year’s entry-level offering from Apple will be the iPhone 14. BIS has detected the device. According to BIS, the iPhone has the model number A2882 but no moniker. The BIS website previously listed the iPhone XR (A2105), iPhone 11 (A2221), iPhone 12 (A2403) and iPhone 13 (A2633). Thus, we can also expect to see the iPhone 14 on the BIS website.
Apple’s upcoming iPhones will launch globally in a few days. According to rumours, Apple’s iPhone launch will take place on September 7. At Apple’s September event, they will unveil the 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max.
There won’t be many upgrades to the vanilla iPhone. An OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate and a wide notch for the front camera will grace the device’s 6.1-inch screen. The front camera will be 12MP and the back camera will be 12MP.