The sole producers of iOS devices, Apple Inc., disclosed that it will begin manufacturing its recently launched iPhone 14 in India.
According to Bloomberg, the move was decided to narrow the technology gap with the device’s main manufacturing base, China.
Making the announcement on Monday in a statement, Apple said, “We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in India.”
Apple made the announcement on Monday, less than three weeks after the iPhone 14’s unveiling.
The company had worked with suppliers to ramp up manufacturing in India and shorten the lag with China in production from the typical six to nine months for previous launches.
Apple, which for a long time 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.