Apple's key partner, Foxconn, has lines for the production of iPhone in several locations outside China, including Brazil and India. However, Chinese production continues to be the most important when it comes to the global supply of the company's smartphones. It appears that this year the situation will change, and the production of iPhone 14 will start simultaneously in China and India.
An analyst thinks that at least one of the iPhone 14 versions will start in India at the same time as China. If that is true, it will be the first time that the iPhone of the new generation starts in another country at the same time as China. Usually, several months before the start of production in other countries. For example, Foxconn started collecting iPhone 13 in India in April of this year, and in Brazil a few more weeks later.
The production of iPhone in other countries is mainly aimed at meeting demand in local markets. Kuo believes that the availability of Foxconn production capacity for iPhone 14 in India is not sufficient to fill the gap created by production problems in China, but for Apple, this is an important milestone in expanding production beyond the Skylands. The analyst stressed that Apple's decision to launch iPhone 14 early in India was driven by geopolitical influence on the company's supply chain.