Apple’s latest iPhone 14 phone will be manufactured in India, betting heavily on its manufacturing expertise in the world’s second largest smartphone market after China. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple began manufacturing his iPhones in India in 2017 with the iPhone SE. Today, Apple makes some of the most advanced iPhones in the country, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and now iPhone 14.
Earlier this month, Apple Inc. unveiled its latest line of iPhones, the iPhone 14 models, with upgraded cameras, powerful sensors, and satellite messaging capabilities for sending SOS texts in an emergency. The new lineup includes his four models of iPhone 14, Plus, Pro and ProMax. the Indian-made iPhone 14 will start arriving to local customers in the next few days. The phones made in India are aimed both at the Indian market and for export.
The iPhone 14 will be shipped from Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur factory on the outskirts of Chennai. Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a leading iPhone assembler. When contacted, Apple said in a statement to PTI, “We are thrilled to be manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India.”
The iPhone 14 will launch on September 7, 2022 and will be available to customers in India from September 16, 2022, simultaneously with the US. The cult brand looks back on his 20+ year history in India. Apple launched his online store in the country in September 2020 and will deepen its efforts to open his Apple retail stores in the future.
“We broke records in the Americas, Europe and the rest of the Asia Pacific region in the June quarter,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the July earnings call. Both Developed and Emerging Markets posted record sales in the June quarter, with very strong double-digit growth in Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam, and nearly doubled revenue in India. Apple said it will move about 5% of its iPhone 14 production to India from the second half of 2022, and is expected to reach 25% by 2025.
The latest production expansion builds on several Apple initiatives in the country, including his App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru and programs with local organizations that support community training and renewable energy development. At the end of the quarter, revenue in the country nearly doubled.