As Apple prepares to unveil next-generation iPhone 14 collection subsequent week which will probably be assembled in India nearly six weeks behind China, business analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Thursday claimed that the subsequent iPhone 15 is prone to be manufactured on the identical time in India and China subsequent yr.
Because the time distinction between India and China has narrowly decreased by way of manufacturing iPhones within the nation, it’s now anticipated that each international locations would produce iPhone 15 concurrently in 2023.
“The iPhone 14’s mass manufacturing schedule in India this yr continues to be about six weeks behind China, however the hole has improved considerably. Subsequently, it’s cheap to count on that India and China will be capable to produce the brand new iPhone 15 on the identical time subsequent yr,” Kuo tweeted.
Final month, stories talked about that the tech large will begin the manufacturing of the most recent iPhones in India two months after its debut.
Nonetheless, the Kuo now mentions that it is going to be manufactured “about six weeks” later.
“My newest survey signifies Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing website in India will ship the brand new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 virtually concurrently with China for the primary time within the second half of 2022 (India being one quarter or extra behind prior to now),” Kuo tweeted final month.
Within the brief time period, India’s iPhone capacities/shipments nonetheless have a substantial hole with China, “but it surely’s an vital milestone for Apple in constructing a non-Chinese language iPhone manufacturing website,” the analyst added.
The tech large has been working with its suppliers and ramping up its manufacturing in India through the years.
In the meantime, Apple’s ‘Far Out’ occasion on September 7 will showcase the brand new iPhone 14 lineup, Watches, and different merchandise.
This will probably be an in-person occasion at Apple’s Cupertino campus within the US, the corporate’s first huge occasion to happen because the two years of the pandemic.
Apple offered over 1.2 million iPhones within the nation within the second quarter (Q2) this yr, registering a large 94 per cent development (year-on-year) based on market intelligence agency CyberMedia Analysis (CMR).
Apple first began manufacturing iPhones in India in 2017, with iPhone SE.
The tech large manufactures a few of its most superior iPhones within the nation, together with iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 on the Foxconn facility whereas iPhone SE and iPhone 12 are being assembled on the Wistron manufacturing unit within the nation.
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