Apple Inc. has started manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India, three weeks after launch, betting on the manufacturing prowess of the world’s largest smartphone market after China.
The Cupertino, California-based company started its India manufacturing operations with the iPhone SE in 2017.
According to sources, the Made-in-India iPhone 14 will begin to reach local customers in the next few days. These will be exported as well. The phones will be manufactured at Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur facility near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The Taiwanese firm is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and major iPhone assembler.
“We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India,” Apple Inc. said in a statement Monday. “The new iPhone 14 lineup brings groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities.
The iPhone 14 was launched on Sept. 7, 2022, and is available to customers in India simultaneously with the US since Sept. 16, 2022. The new lineup has four models: iPhone 14, Plus, Pro and Pro Max.