Iphone 14: Apple Inc plans to start manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India. As the United States tech giant looks for alternatives. To China after the Xi government’s clashes with Washington and blockades across the country disrupted production.
The company is working with suppliers to ramp up production in India and cut production delays for new iPhones from the typical six to nine months for previous launches. A report said on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
According to the report. Apple’s Taiwanese supplier Foxconn studied the process of shipping items from China and assembling. The iPhone 14 at its plant outside the South Indian city of Chennai.
Production of the first iPhone 14s from India is likely to be completed by the end of October or November. The report added.
Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
The company is shifting some iPhone production from China to other markets, including India. The world’s second-largest smartphone market, and plans to assemble iPad tablets there as well.
India and countries such as Mexico and Vietnam are becoming increasingly important. To contract manufacturers supplying US brands as they seek to diversify production away from China.
Last week, Nikkei reported that the tech giant’s suppliers are in talks to produce the Apple Watch and MacBook in Vietnam for the first time.
The Irish Data Protection Commission has also launched a privacy inquiry to examine Apple’s compliance. With the EU GDPR law following an investigation into how the company processes personal data through targeted advertising on its platform.
In December 2019, a report found that the iPhone 11 Pro continued to track location and collect user data even after users disabled location services. In response, an Apple engineer said that the location services icon “will appear for system services that do not have a toggle in settings.”
According to reports published by Bloomberg News on March 30, 2022. Apple handed over data such as phone numbers. Physical addresses, and IP addresses to hackers posing as law enforcement officials using forged documents. Law enforcement requests sometimes contained forged signatures of real or fictitious officials. When asked about the allegations. An Apple representative referred the reporter to a section of the company’s law enforcement guidance policy that stated. “We review every data request for legal sufficiency and use advanced systems and processes to verify law enforcement requests and detect abuse.”