An influential industry analyst stated on Friday that the tech giant Apple is most likely intending to release its next-generation iPhone 14 simultaneously from manufacturing locations in both China and India.
When Apple comes to the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Foxconn’s iPhone production site in India would begin shipping the new model in the second half of 2022, virtually simultaneously with China, according to his most recent survey (India being one quarter or more behind in the past).
“In the short term, India’s iPhone capacity and shipments still have a big gap with China, but it is an important milestone for Apple in constructing a non-Chinese iPhone production site,” Kuo stated on Twitter.
“It signals that Apple is aiming to minimize the geopolitical repercussions on supply and sees the Indian market as the next significant growth driver,” he said.
Reports claim that in the second quarter of this year, Apple sold more than 1.2 million iPhones in India, representing a 94% increase in sales (year-on-year).
The percentage of ‘Make in India’ iPhones that contributed to total shipments was close to 1 million.
Meanwhile, sales of Apple iPads in India increased by an astonishing 34% year-over-year, and the company sold over 0.2 million units in the nation.
The iPhone 14 series includes the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Pro, the iPhone 14 Max, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is the best of the best in the iPhone 14 collection. The 5.4-inch iPhone mini is anticipated to be retired by Apple this year.