Apple announced the launch of iPhone 14 smartphones in India, less than three weeks after their launch, thereby reducing the traditional backlog of India's production from China's main production base — before the last generation's iPhone in India began only six to nine months after the launch. For example, iPhone 13 was not released in India until April.
Apple seeks to diversify its technology production by reducing dependence on China's production base, with which the US has been in conflict with its government lately.
According to Bloomberg, Foxconn Technology Group, Apple's main manufacturing partner, has worked through all aspects, including the process of delivering components from China to India and the assembly of iPhone 14 at the Sriperumbudour factory, not far from Chennai, to meet the high Apple standards, including confidentiality requirements. It is expected that the iPhone of local production will be sold in the country later this year.
Apple started the local assembly of smartphones in India in 2017, but the company mainly used the country's manufacturing capacity to produce models of previous generations, while the current generation was mainly produced in China. However, iPhone 13 had already been released in India on an equal basis with China.
According to analysts, by 2025 Apple will have transformed India into an iPhone global smartphone production centre, gradually reducing its dependence on China. Earlier this month, JP Morgan analysts reported that Apple would have moved 5% of the world's iPhone 14 production to India by the end of 2022. It is expected that the company will continue to expand its production capacity to produce 25% of all iPhone by 2025.