Apple Inc plans to start manufacturing iPhone 14 in India as the United States tech mammoth seeks druthers to China after the Xi administration’s clashes with Washington and lockdowns across the country disintegrated product, Bloomberg News reported.
The company has been working with suppliers to ramp up products in India and dock the pause in manufacturing new iPhones from the typical six to nine months for former launches, the report said on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
According to the report, Apple’s Taiwan-grounded supplier Foxconn has studied the process of shipping particulars from China and assembling the iPhone 14 at its factory outside the southern Indian megacity of Chennai.
product of the first iPhone 14s from India is likely to be completed in late October or November, the report added.
Apple didn’t incontinently respond to Reuters request for comment.
The company has been shifting some areas of iPhone products from China to other requests including India, the world’s alternate- biggest smartphone request, and is also planning to assemble iPad tablets there.
India and countries similar as Mexico and Vietnam are getting decreasingly important to contract manufacturers supplying American brands as they try to diversify product down from China.
Last week, Nikkei reported the tech mammoth’s suppliers are in addresses to produce Apple Watch and MacBook in Vietnam for the first time.