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Apple’s New iPhone 14 to Show India Closing Tech Gap With China

  • Foxconn is using Indian operations to supplement base in China
  • Apple’s high standards for secrecy complicated India efforts
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Apple to Launch iPhone 14 on September 7
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Apple Inc. plans to begin manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India about two months after the product’s initial release out of China, narrowing the gap between the two countries but not closing it completely as some had anticipated. 

The company has been working with suppliers to ramp up manufacturing in India and shorten the lag in production of the new iPhone from the typical six to nine months for previous launches, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple, which long made most of its iPhones in China, is seeking alternatives as Xi Jinping’s administration clashes with the US government and imposes lockdowns across the country that have disrupted economic activity.