The iPhone 14 will be made in India from launch, according to Kuo
As per analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone 14 range will be made almost simultaneously in China and India for the first time, which should lead to significant savings in manufacturing costs. Apple is diversifying its production by adding more companies and countries, and Kuo says the base iPhone 14 is the first sign of that diversification.
As Kuo notes in further tweets, "India's iPhone production/shipments are still lagging behind China's for now." But he notes that "this is an important milestone for Apple in building a non-Chinese iPhone production site."
"Apple has seemingly been trying to reduce the impact of geopolitical issues on the supply chain," he continues, "and is looking at the Indian market as the next key growth driver."Kuo's report is based on his most recent supply chain survey, which is probably the source of his information.
Additionally, he repeatedly refers to India making "the 6.1-inch iPhone 14." That's because Apple is expected to introduce a second model to the non-Pro iPhones, called the 6.7-inch "iPhone Max."