Apple starts manufacturing iPhone 14 in India sooner than expected: will it get cheaper?

Apple was expected to start manufacturing iPhone 14 in India six weeks after launch, but the manufacturing has already begun.

Highlights
  • Apple has announced that it has started manufacturing iPhone 14 in India.
  • The iPhone 14 will get manufactured at Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur factory based in Chennai and shipped in domestic and internal markets. 
  • Local customers will soon start receiving iPhone 14 with a Made-in-India tag. 

Apple launched its iPhone 14 series at the September 7th Far Out event. While previous reports suggested that Apple could start manufacturing iPhone 14 in India six weeks after the launch, the Cupertino giant has now confirmed that the iPhone 14 manufacturing has begun in India, just three weeks post the launch. According to a report from news agency PTI, Indian manufactured iPhone 14 will be shipped in domestic and internal markets. Local customers will soon start receiving Made-in-India iPhone 14.

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As per the report, iPhone 14 will get manufactured at Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur factory based in Chennai. The iPhones assembled at this facility will be sold locally and exported to foreign countries. This means you will now witness a ‘Made in India’ tag on iPhone 14 retailing in India and worldwide.

In a statement to PTI, Apple said: We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India, the new iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities.

Will iPhone 14 get cheaper in India?

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The iPhone 14 launched with the same price tag as the iPhone 13 globally but came to Indian shores with a hiked retail price. In theory, made-in-India iPhone 14 should result in a cheaper iPhone 14 price tag than what it is selling now, but it’ll be interesting to see if, and that’s a big if, Apple slashes the iPhone 14 price in India.

Apple has a long history of selling iPhones in India, more than 20 years, to be precise. The Cupertino giant started mass-producing iPhones in India in 2017, and the first Made in India iPhone was the original iPhone SE. Since then, Apple has continued to make and sell ‘Made in India’ iPhones in the country.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.1 inches (15.49 cm) Display
12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
3279 mAh Battery
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