iPhone 14: Apple’s newest phone iPhone 14 will now be manufactured in India. Experts say the tech giant wants to bet big on the manufacturing prowess of India, which is the world’s second largest smartphone market after China.
According to sources, the Made-in-India iPhone 14 will start reaching customers in the next few days. The phones manufactured in India will be for both the Indian market and exports.
The iPhone 14 will be shipped from Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur facility on the outskirts of Chennai. Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and leading iPhone assembler.
When contacted, Apple said in a statement to PTI, “We are excited to manufacture the iPhone 14 in India. The new iPhone 14 lineup is packed with new technologies and significant security capabilities.
History of Apple in India
The iconic brand Apple has a long history in India which started 20 years back. Apple launched its online store in the country in September 2020 and is all set to deepen its commitment with the upcoming launch of the Apple retail store.
Let us tell you that Apple (headquarters) based in California started manufacturing iPhone handsets in India with the iPhone SE in 2017. Currently, Apple manufactures some of its latest iPhone gadgets in India, including iPhone SE, iPhone 12, iPhone 13. Now the iPhone 14 has also been included in this list.
India Preferred Market
The Indian market is becoming the preferred destination for the US tech giant. This can be understood from the fact that the company has made “almost double” profit in the country in the quarter ended June 2022.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said during an earnings call in July: “We set June quarter records in the Americas, Europe and the rest of Asia Pacific. We also saw revenue records for the June quarter in both developed and emerging markets. Strong double-digit growth in Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam and almost double revenue in India.”
A recent report by JP Morgan on ‘Apple Supply Chain Relocation’ predicts that Apple is “likely to shift around 5 per cent of iPhone 14 production in India by the end of 2022 and reach 25 per cent by 2025”.
It is also estimated that around 25 percent of all Apple products will be manufactured outside China by 2025, compared to five percent currently.
“US-China trade tensions set off the production transfer cycle from late 2018 and the pursuit of a ‘China+1’ manufacturing approach for the Apple supply chain,” the report said.
The brokerage said in its report, COVID-19 put the brakes on this over the past two years, but with the easing of pandemic concerns, “we saw more companies in the Apple supply chain re-accelerating supply chain relocation efforts Is”.
The government has unveiled attractive incentives to encourage local production and export of telecommunications and networking equipment as well as IT products, and Rs 76,000 crore at the end of last year to boost local manufacturing of chips and display panels. of semiconductor scheme was announced.
To attract global giants such as Intel and TSMC, the center last week made the semiconductor package more attractive by increasing financial support for new facilities (in technology nodes) to cover 50 percent of the project cost.
iPhone 14 Launch Price
- The starting price of iPhone 14 is close to $ 799 i.e. Rs 63679.
- The starting price of iPhone 14 Plus is around $ 899 i.e. Rs 71649.
- The starting price of iPhone 14 Pro is around $ 999 i.e. Rs 79619.
- The starting price of iPhone 14 Pro Max is around $ 1099 i.e. Rs 87589.
iPhone 14 Availability
The iPhone 14 series can be pre-booked from September 9. The sale of iPhone 14 Plus is starting from October 7, on which many offers will also be given. Currently, the phone will be made available in the US. There is no information yet when it will be introduced in the Indian market.
iPhone 14 Specifications
- The iPhone 14 is powered by A15 Bionic chipset, which is a 5 core GPIO and a 6 core CPU.
- iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have A16 Bionic chipset which is not available in any phone yet.
iPhone 14 Features
E-SIM support has been provided in iPhone 14. This feature is not yet available in any phone. The iPhone 14 has crash detection and force detection features. This same feature is given in the Watch 8 series. A special feature has been given in the iPhone 14, through which emergency calling can be done even if there is no network connection. Its name is Emergency SOS via Satellite feature.
iPhone 14 Camera
The 48-megapixel main camera has been given in the iPhone 14 series. Its camera is with night and brightness support. It has 49 percent low light camera support.
It has high-quality video support. Multiple frame feature has been given in its camera. It also has a Photonic engine. The iPhone 14’s camera is two times better than the iPhone 13.