Aug 23, 2022 10:14 am
Two months after the product’s initial release out of China Apple Inc. opts for initiating manufacturing of iPhone 14 in India thereby narrowing the gap between the two countries but not closing it completely as expected. This decision seems more likely an outcome of the lockdown impacts on the production cycles.
The company has been working with suppliers to ramp up manufacturing in India and shorten the lag in production of the new iPhone from the typical six to nine months for previous launches, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple, which long made most of its iPhones in China, is seeking alternatives as Xi Jinping’s administration clashes with the US government and imposes lockdowns across the country that have disrupted economic activity.