The Apple iPhone 14 series is expected to debut later this year in September. This lineup is expected to include the iPhone 14, iPhone 14, iPhone Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Rumors abound regarding the specifications and various design aspects of the iPhone 14 series. Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now shared some of its production details. They claim that some models of the iPhone 14 will now be made in China as well as India. The Cupertino company is attempting to reduce its dependence on the Chinese supply chain in the wake of recent geopolitical issues.
Kuo said his. mentioned in Tweets Foxconn’s iPhone production site in India will reportedly work with Chinese manufacturers to ship iPhone 14 models together. Apple has been manufacturing iPhone handsets in India for a few years now. However, Indian production has reportedly lagged behind its Chinese counterparts by a quarter or more.
Production sites in India are expected to manufacture iPhone 14 models with a 6.1-inch display, which could be the vanilla iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. The iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max are believed to feature 6.7-inch displays.
According to Kuo, shipments to Indian production sites are expected to lag behind China for the time being. However, setting up a non-Chinese iPhone production site could be a ‘significant milestone’ for Apple. The Cupertino company may be trying to minimize the impact of geopolitical issues on its supply chain. Furthermore, Apple is reportedly targeting the Indian market as the country could be the next major region to fuel its growth.
In related news, top Apple executives have reportedly decided to launch the iPhone 14 at the same price point as its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 can be had starting at $799 (roughly Rs.64,000).