In a first, Foxconn to ship iPhone 14 from India almost simultaneously with China: Report

In what may be a first, Tech-titan Apple can ship its latest version of the iPhone from India almost simultaneously with China. So far, Apple’s flagship iPhone 13 is being produced by Apple’s contract partner Foxconn at a factory near Chennai.

However, prominent securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo has tweeted that Foxconn may soon start shipping the latest version of iPhones from India and China at the same time.

He tweeted: “My latest research indicates that Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing site in India will ship the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 almost simultaneously with China for the first time in 2H22 (India has been a quarter or more behind in the past) .”

In another tweet from Kuo, he tweeted: “In the short term, India’s iPhone capabilities/deliveries still have a significant gap with China, but it’s an important milestone for Apple in building a non-Chinese iPhone production site.”

He also stated that Apple sees India as the next major growth engine for the company, tweeting, “It implies that Apple is trying to reduce the geopolitical impact on supply and sees the Indian market as the next major growth engine.”

Apple started manufacturing iPhones in India in 2017 with iPhone SE. It currently produces some of its most advanced iPhones in the country, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13.

Delivering an advanced 5G experience, the flagship iPhone 13 delivers blazing-fast performance and energy efficiency with an A15 Bionic chip, longer battery life and a flat-edge design with high durability.

The iPhone 13 was available to customers in India at the same time as the US, among others – a first for the country.

Apple has a long history in India, which started more than 20 years ago. Apple launched its online store in September 2020 and will continue its commitment to the country with the upcoming Apple Store launch.

Taiwanese supply and assembly partners Foxconn and Pegatron are ramping up production efforts as Apple plans to launch its new iPhone in September.

The iPhone maker told suppliers that China had begun enforcing a long-standing rule that Taiwan-made parts and components must be labeled as made in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei,” the report added, adding citing sources familiar with the matter.

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