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Apple Begins Making iPhone 14 in India Weeks Ahead of Schedule

  • Foxconn sped things up after a surprisingly smooth process
  • A speedy rollout is a boost for India’s effort to catch China
The iPhone 14.

The iPhone 14.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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Apple Inc. began making its new iPhone 14 in India sooner than anticipated, after a surprisingly smooth production rollout that slashed the lag between Chinese and Indian output from months to mere weeks.

The US tech giant made the announcement on Monday, weeks after the marquee device’s Sept. 7 unveiling. It had worked with Foxconn Technology Group, its most important production partner, with the original goal of assembling iPhones in Chennai about two months after global launch, Bloomberg News reported in August.