Apple moves iPhone 14 production to India following geopolitical tensions and pandemic in China

Tribunnews reporter, Nur Febriana Trinugraheni

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, NEW DELHI – Apple Inc moves production i phone It is 2 pm Indiabetween tensions and geopolitical restrictions Covid-1 pandemic from China which has disrupted supply chains for many industries.

Apple launches the line i phone the last one earlier this month. Series i phone The 14 is said to have a better camera, faster processor, and longer battery life for the same price as the previous model.

“The new iPhone 14 line introduces innovative new technologies and critical security features. We are delighted to be able to manufacture the iPhone 14 in India, “Apple said in a statement on Monday (9/26/2022), quoted by Al Jazeera.

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India is the second largest smartphone market in the world after that ChinaHowever Apple they have to compete for a larger market share with cheaper smartphones from various brands China.

The announcement of the Cupertino, California, United States-based company is in line with the Prime Minister’s encouragement India Narendra Modi for local manufacturing, which has been his government’s main focus since he took office in 2014.

Apple started producing i phone SE in 2017 a Indiaand has continued to assemble numerous models ever since i phone in that country.

The tech giant is also opening an online store at India two years ago, but as a result Covid-1 pandemic plans to open a flagship store in India was delayed, according to local media.

The latest model will be delivered by Foxconn, the manufacturer i phone large whose facilities are located on the outskirts of Chennai, a city in India South.

Diversification of the supply chain

Apple is likely to move around 5% of production i phone It is 2 pm India starting from the end of this year and increasing it to 25% by 2025, according to a report by JPMorgan cited by the largest news agency in the India Trust Press India.

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