NEW DELHI: A prominent analyst revealed that Apple likely intends to ship its next-gen iPhone 14 simultaneously from manufacturing facilities in China and India. According to the latest survey by Ming-Chi Kuo, Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing facility in India would begin shipping the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone 14 at virtually the same time as China in the second half of 2022. However, deliveries from India could experience delays.
“In the short term, India’s iPhone capacity/shipments still have a significant gap with China, but it is an important milestone for Apple in establishing a non-Chinese iPhone manufacturing facility,” Kuo said in a Twitter post. (ALSO READ: Employees Fired For Being 20 Minutes Late In Reaching Office, Netizens Slam Employers)
“This implies that Apple is trying to reduce the geopolitical impact on supply and sees the Indian market as the next key growth driver,” he added. (ALSO READ: Women Banned from Ads, THIS Country Enacts Ban After Controversial and ‘Indecent’ Ice Cream Ad – Watch)
According to a recent report, the tech giant sold more than 1.2 million iPhones in India in the second quarter of this year, a whopping 94% growth. (Year for year).
Of the total number of iPhones shipped, almost a million were Make in India models.
In contrast, Apple iPad sales in India grew a staggering 34% year-over-year, with the company selling more than 0.2 million units.
The iPhone 14 range consists of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and the highest model, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. The 5.4-inch iPhone mini, the tech giant has this one year probably dropped.
– With IANS inputs.