The iPhone 15 is making waves even before it’s even launched and now there might be a chance that whichever new Apple phone you get your hands on, you’re likely to see a ‘Made in India’ stamp on the back of the packaging.
According to a Bloomberg report, come Sept. 22, when you unbox that brand-new iPhone, there’s a good chance it rolled off an assembly line right here in India.
This marks a significant shift in Apple’s strategy, hinting at its efforts to diversify its manufacturing base beyond China.
What Happened? Historically, iPhones assembled in India would hit the market months after their global debut. Remember the iPhone 14? The Indian-made units were available almost two months post-launch. But with the iPhone 15, Apple’s closing that gap. Production in India kicked off in early August, ensuring that the latest-gen iPhone is ready for Indian shelves right from day one.
There’s a catch: While the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are enjoying the ‘Made in India’ tag, the premium iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are still China-dependent. Apple’s Indian suppliers now contribute to a solid 7% of the global iPhone production. As the clock ticks towards 10:30 pm India Time, Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 15.
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