Apple to make iPhone 14 in India in shift away from China
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The iPhone supply chain is based mainly in China but the country's zero-Covid policies and tensions with the United States have hurt production, analysts say.
The California-based firm already makes older iPhone models in India via Taiwanese manufacturers such as Foxconn, which has a factory in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The latest announcement comes just weeks after Apple launched new smartphones. The tech behemoth is commencing production of the iPhone 14 in India much earlier than it did for previous models, Canalys analyst Sanyam Chaurasia said.
"Over the last couple of years, it has been increasingly diversifying its supply chain to India," Chaurasia told AFP.
"We expect that the local production of iPhones could reach more than 11 million this year," he said.