Apple will produce its iPhone 14 in India, seeking not to depend on China
Apple unveiled its new smartphone models, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, on September 7.
California giant Apple will produce its new iPhone 14 smartphone in India rather than China, the US company announced on Monday. The company seeks to diversify its production and not be dependent on this country.
This announcement comes a few weeks after the launch of the brand's new range of smartphones at the apple, ranging from iPhone 14 to iPhone Pro Max.
The tech giant will start production of the iPhone 14 in India much sooner than it has done for previous models, according to Sanyam Chaurasia, an analyst at the tech firm. in the Canalys technology market.
The Californian company is already making older iPhone models in India through Taiwanese producers like Foxconn, which has a factory in the state of Tamil Nadu (south).
But for now, the iPhone production line is mainly based in China. However, the country's so-called zero COVID policy and tensions with the United States have hampered production, analysts said.
“Over the past two In recent years, Apple has accelerated the diversification of its production chain [by relying on] India.
— Sanyam Chaurasia
Nearly 7.5 million iPhones – about 3% of Apple's global production – were made in India last year, again according to the analyst.
We expect local iPhone production to reach over 11 million devices this year , he added.
Apple's decision will be a support for the Made in India strategy of the first Minister Narendra Modi, who urged foreign companies to manufacture goods in his country.