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Iphone 15 India Launch: iPhone 15 India launch: Here’s what may be ‘different’ this time

Apple is all set to unveil the latest generation iPhones this month on 12th September. The company has sent invitations for the event to be held at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in California. The invitation featured a Thanos Snap-like graphic along with the word “Wanderlust.” While the event will also see the launch of the new Apple Watch and the new MacBook or AirPods; Apple iPhone 15 The series will definitely be the centerpiece of the event.
As far as India is concerned, new iPhones have been launching in India in the first wave for almost 5 years now, starting with Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X. Apple iPhone As of its global launch. Since then, largely all iPhones have become available for sale in India, just like in the US. Looks like this year is no different. Apple fans can expect to buy the iPhone 15 series around the same time fans in the US and other parts of the world launch the devices in the first wave.
Ready for a new milestone with iPhone 15
However, the biggest change that could happen this time is the timing of the ‘Made-in-India’ iPhone 15. According to a report in Economic Times, Apple is aiming to achieve a new milestone in the country with the launch of its latest model. , The US smartphone major is reportedly working towards unveiling the iPhone 15, made at Foxconn’s Chennai unit, in mid-September – reducing the gap with the global launch by a few days, if not a simultaneous reveal in India. It happens. This has been said in the report quoting people familiar with the matter.
In 2022, Foxconn’s factory in Chennai started manufacturing the iPhone 14 within 10 days of the global launch, while the India-made iPhone took about a month to reach the market. This year, the lag, if any, is going to be a few days, as all preparations for the mass production of the iPhone 15 are well underway. Trial production of the iPhone 15 reportedly began in June at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory in China. Around the same time components began arriving at Foxconn’s Indian facilities.
Exports are likely to begin in December 2023
Apple is initially planning India-made iPhone 15 series devices to cater to the local market as demand is expected to increase in India during the festive season. After December, the company may reportedly start exporting the iPhone 15 to countries including Europe and the US.
India accounts for 7% of Apple’s global production, up from less than 1% before the introduction of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for smartphones in 2021. In the June quarter of FY24, iPhone exports from India crossed Rs 20,000 crore. Or about half of what it had achieved in FY2013 and an increase of almost five times year-on-year. iPhone ranked as the largest contributor, accounting for 35% of all electronics exports and 66% of total mobile exports in Q1FY24.

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