Apple iPhone 15 production commences in India by Foxconn
Apple’s contract manufacturer, Foxconn, is manufacturing the iPhone 15 in India for the first time before its global launch. There have been reports that all iPhone 15 models will have a dynamic island notch and USB Type C charging. Some reports suggest that production of the iPhone 15 may be moved to Tamil Nadu, India.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his belief in the potential and opportunity for the iPhone in India. Bloomberg has reported that Apple has increased iPhone manufacturing in India, with 7% of iPhones being made there. The gap between iPhone assembly in India and China has significantly decreased.
According to Bloomberg, the iPhone 15 series will soon start manufacturing in Tamil Nadu at a Foxconn factory. The Indian facility plans to export the iPhones within weeks of production starting in other countries like China.
Apple is diversifying its manufacturing and moving away from China due to increasing tensions between Washington and Beijing. Other Indian suppliers, Pegatron Corporation and a Wistron Corporation facility being acquired by the Tata Group, will also begin manufacturing the iPhone 15 soon.
The iPhone 15 series is expected to be released by Apple on September 12, although an official release date has not been announced yet.