According to Reuters, today, Apple said that the iPhone maker “is excited to produce the iPhone 14 in India”.
To diversify its supply chain and avoid over-reliance on China, sources say Apple plans to move a quarter of its iPhone production to India by 2025. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase said last week that they believe Apple will move about 5 percent of iPhone 14 production to India by the end of 2022.
Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said via Twitter earlier this month that iPhone 14 volume production progress in India this year is still about 6 weeks behind China, and has generally been a quarter or more behind in the past.
Apple first started making iPhones in India in 2017, with the iPhone SE. In April, Apple announced that it had started making the iPhone 13 smartphone in India. Previously, some of the iPhones were assembled at Foxconn’s factories there and others at Wistron’s factories.
In addition, Bloomberg revealed earlier this month that India’s leading local company, Tata Group, is in talks with Taiwan-based supplier Wistron to set up a joint venture to assemble Apple’s iPhones in India.