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India Makes Cheaper iPhone 14: Apple In Going To Make A Lot Of Changes

On September 7, Apple will officially reveal the iPhone 14 after a two-year gap from retail launches. Far Out is the name of the event. There will be a lot more improvements included in the next phone than just the new features. One reason is that the iPhone 14’s value may be less than the iPhone 13’s.

Driven by a conducive coverage surroundings and deepening manufacturing ecosystem in India, Apple’s Made-in-India iPhones will probably account for shut to 85 percent of its complete iPhone manufacturing this 12 months,” the head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG) Prabhu Ram mentioned.

Ram observed that with the iPhone 14 series, Apple’s iPhone production in India is expected to soar from 7 million iPhones in 2021 to a new milestone of around 12 million iPhones in 2022, representing a significant growth of more than 71 percent (year-on-year). 

CMR estimates that by 2021, domestic iPhone production in India will account for 73% of the country’s total. This figure is up significantly from 50% in 2019. 

Meanwhile, this year marks a significant Make in India boost for Apple, with the share of imported iPhones to India dropping from 50% in 2019 to 45% in 2020, 27% in 2021, and around 15% this year. 

Ming-Chi Kuo, a tech industry expert, claims that “about six weeks” after production on the new iPhone 14 begins in China, Apple will relocate production to India.

The iPhone 14’s mass manufacturing schedule in India this 12 months remains to be about six weeks behind China, however the hole has improved considerably,” Kuo said this month in a tweet.

With the iPhone SE model released in 2017, Apple began local manufacturing of iPhones in India. The iPhone 11, iPhone 12, & iPhone 13 are all made at the Foxconn plant in the country, while the iPhone SE & iPhone 12 are built at the Wistron plant.


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