iPhone production

Apple Under Major Threat from China’s Covid-19 Outbreak

According to an exclusive report by the Financial Times, Apple’s business is facing a major threat from the widespread coronavirus outbreak in China, which started back in October. Some supply chain experts are warning of a growing risk of months-long disruption to the production of iPhones, the report notes. Following over a month-long chaos at Foxconn’s megafactory in...

Apple Wants to Triple iPhone Manufacturing Capacity in India: Report

Apple wants to triple its iPhone output in India over the next two years, according to a report from local media outlet Mint (via MacRumors). Per the publication, an unidentified "senior industry executive" said that "[Apple is] looking to scale up the volumes that they make from India. It can rise by more than three times...

Apple to Trim iPhone 14 Production Again, Says Supplier

Apple supplier Murata Manufacturing Co. expects the tech giant to further cut iPhone 14 production in the coming months due to weakening demand — reports Bloomberg. Demand for some of Apple's latest iPhones has been underwhelming, with the company previously trimming iPhone 14 Plus orders by 40%. The waning demand is a function of stunted...

iPhone Production in China Normal, Despite COVID-19 Concerns: Foxconn

Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier and the company's primary assembly partner for iPhones, said on Friday that its largest iPhone factory is operating at normal capacity, in spite of new COVID-19 restrictions to combat the Chinese city of Zhengzhou's latest wave of infections (via Reuters). The Taiwanese company on Wednesday banned all dining in at its...

Apple Cuts iPhone 14 Plus Orders by 40%, Raises iPhone 14 Pro Production: Report

Apple has asked supply chain partners to scale back iPhone 14 Plus production by about 40% amid weaker-than-expected demand for its larger-screened swing at a secondary non-Pro iPhone 14 — reports DigiTimes (via MacRumors). The iPhone 14 "Plus" replaces the "mini" models from the last two iPhone generations, which weren't selling all that well, and launched...

iPhone 14 Parts Cost 20% More Than Predecessor, Teardown Reveals

A comprehensive teardown of Apple's iPhone 14 series has revealed that it cost the company a whopping 20% more to manufacture in terms of components alone than last year's iPhone 13 lineup — reports Nikkei Asia. Even though production costs have gone up, the iPhone 14 lineup retails for the same price as its predecessors...

Apple Tells Suppliers to Prepare for 220 Million iPhones This Year: Report

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has chosen against increasing iPhone production in 2022 as the smartphone market sees slowing demand and an ensemble of other problems. Cupertino has instead asked suppliers to assemble approximately 220 million iPhones, which is about the same as last year, according to sources. In comparison, market estimates have pegged...

iPhone 8 Mass Production Back ‘On Schedule’ Says Report

The 10th-anniversary edition iPhone 8 has attracted a lot of speculations and the latest report indicates that the iPhone 8 will go on sale in October, contradicting KGI Securities’ analyst Ming Chi-Kuo who has said that the iPhone 8 may be delayed. Apple will begin selling the new iPhone models in October, following a September...

Apple Reportedly Starting ‘iPhone 8’ Production Early: Report

Apple is planning to start production of the new iPhone 8 earlier than expected, according to Bluefin Research, but this doesn’t necessarily change the launch date of the new device, so the September unveiling still seems to be very likely. In a note to investors via Barron's, BlueFin analysts John Donovan and Steve Mullane reveal that...

Apple Set to Begin iPhone Production in India by April

Apple will start making iPhones in India this year, a local government official said Friday, as the company seeks to tap into a booming Indian middle class while sales in China slow. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple will begin building its iconic iPhones in India within the next few months. Citing Karnataka’s state...