Made in India iPhone-14 within 2 months of launch
Made in India iPhone-14 within 2 months of launch: To be made at Foxconn plant in Chennai, will be available in the country from November
Apple is planning to make it in India within two months of the iPhone 14 release. According to a Bloomberg report, the company has taken this step to reduce the delay of 6 to 9 months in its production after the launch of the product. Actually, Apple has been making iPhones in India for a long time, but the production of new models here always starts late.
The company first starts making its new iPhones in China. In view of the ongoing conflict between the US and China and the fear of lockdown in China, the company is now looking for new options. Analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities Group predict that Apple will ship the next iPhone from both countries at roughly the same time, which will prove to be a supply chain benchmark for Apple.
A source close to Apple said iPhone manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group is assembling the iPhone 14 at its plant outside Chennai. After this, it is estimated that the first iPhone 14 made in India can be found here in October or November. However, an Apple spokesperson in Cupertino, California declined to comment. At the same time, Foxconn also did not respond to this.
Shares of Redington India Limited rose 10% on Tuesday at 11 am after the news of the manufacturing of the iPhone 14 in India. This was the highest increase in 3 weeks. Reddington India Limited is an IT product and mobile handset supplier and a reseller of Apple products.
Some people at Apple and Foxconn had expressed hope of starting production together in India this year. Apple's partner started making iPhones in India in 2017. The government is offering financial assistance for technology products under the Make in India programme.
Apple can unveil its next flagship phone iPhone 14 on 7 September. Before the launch of the iPhone-14, many features, designs and prices of this smartphone also leaked.
The price of the iPhone 14 is expected to start from $ 799 (about Rs 64,000). Meanwhile, the price of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is likely to increase by $100 (approximately Rs 8,000) over last year's iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 could sport a 6.1-inch screen and the 14 Max could sport a 6.7-inch display. The Pro model may also include an Always On Display (LOD) feature. The leaked image of the 14 Pro screen protector shows that it will sport a pill-shaped cutout with a hole-p slot next to it. The design looks like the previously leaked CAD renders.
Battery capacity is also expected to increase in the iPhone 14 series. The iPhone 14 is said to have a 3,279 mAh battery and the iPhone 14 Pro might have a 3,200 mAh battery. Similarly, the iPhone 14 Max will get a battery of 4,325 mAh. Apart from this, the Pro models may come with an upgraded Lightning connector with USB 3.0 speed (5Gbps).
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 series can get an upgraded front camera with an f/1.9 aperture lens and autofocus. Kuo also claimed that the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max could feature a 48-megapixel wide-angle sensor at the back.
The 14 Pro and FoxPro Max will have the new Apple A16 Bionic chip. Whereas the 14 and 14 Max may have the Apple A15 Bionic chip which will be similar to the 13 series. Despite being equipped with the same chip, the performance of the 14 and Max is expected to increase due to their new cellular modem and internal design.
The performance difference between the Pro and non-Pro models can be understood from the memory of the smartphone. According to the report, the 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to have 6GB LPDDR5 RAM. The previous report claimed that up to 2 TB of storage can also be available in the Pro model. The 14 and 14 Max, on the other hand, are expected to pack slower 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM than the 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Leaks have revealed that the compact 'mini' variant will not be available in the iPhone 14 series. Apple has taken this decision due to its low sales. The smaller size iPhone option will be only the iPhone SE-series.