Apple through its partner Foxconn has production lines set up in China, Brazil and India. However, for Apple China has been a key nation when it came to its manufacturing-related operations. This time the tech giant is reportedly planning to kickstart production of its premium smartphones in China and India at the same time.
The development came to light through noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who took to his Twitter account to share the news. Kuo has been a reliable source when it comes to developments related to Apple and its products.
In his tweet, Kuo stated that based on his survey, Foxconn’s iPhone production site in India will ship the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 along with China for the first time. He also said that India was one quarter or more behind in the past.
“My latest survey indicates Foxconn’s iPhone production site in India will ship the new 6.1″ iPhone 14 almost simultaneously with China for the first time in 2H22 (India being one quarter or more behind in the past),” read Kuo’s tweet.
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My latest survey indicates Foxconn’s iPhone production site in India will ship the new 6.1″ iPhone 14 almost simult… https://t.co/o42jxR4d4L
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) 1659678080000
If the latest report is to be believed then it would be the first time that Apple will be manufacturing iPhones in another nation simultaneously with China.
In a subsequent tweet, Kuo went on to say that in the short term, India’s capacities or shipments of iPhone will continue to have a considerable gap with China. He added that regardless of the gap, it is a milestone for Apple to build a non-Chinese iPhone production site. According to Kuo, Apple is trying to reduce the geopolitical impacts on supply and views the Indian market as the next big growth driver.