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Apple Pushes Back Against India's New Digital Market Regulations

Wednesday May 29, 2024 8:22 am PDT by
Apple, Google, and Amazon are urging India to reconsider its proposed Digital Competition Bill, citing concerns over increased user costs and potential reductions in investment (via Reuters). A U.S. lobby group representing major technology companies has asked the Indian government to rethink the proposed legislation that closely mirrors the European Union's Digital Markets Act. The request...
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Apple Now Assembles 14% of iPhones in India

Wednesday April 10, 2024 5:34 am PDT by
Apple now produces as much as 14% of its iPhones in India, indicating the company's accelerating efforts to diversify beyond China (via Bloomberg). The figure accounts for $14 billion of assembled iPhones in the country, or about 1 in 7 of the company's flagship devices, a doubling of production compared to the last fiscal year. Models assembled in India include the iPhone 12 through to the...
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Make iPhone 16 Batteries in India, Apple Tells Component Suppliers

Wednesday December 6, 2023 3:08 am PST by
Apple has told component suppliers it wants iPhone 16 batteries to be made in India, as part of the company's efforts to diversify its global supply chain and reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing. Leaked image of alleged iPhone 16 Pro battery with new design, updated connector, and 3355mAh capacity. The Financial Times reports that Apple has informed battery suppliers including...
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Apple Pushes Back Against iPhone USB-C Regulations in India

Tuesday December 5, 2023 3:18 am PST by
Apple has asked the Indian government to exempt existing iPhones from new rules that require smartphones sold in the country to have a USB-C charging port, reports Reuters. India wants to replicate an upcoming European Union rule that requires all smartphones to implement the USB-C charging standard. However, according to a new report, Apple has told India its local production targets will...
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iPhone 17 to Be Assembled in India as Apple Aims to Further Diversify Supply Chain

Wednesday November 1, 2023 10:26 am PDT by
Introductory production on the standard iPhone 17 will start in India in the second half of 2025, according to one-17-npi-likely-4088fb656708">Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that new product introduction (NPI) for the ‌iPhone 17‌ will happen in India, marking the first time that Apple begins development of a new iPhone outside of China. Apple will opt to assemble the standard ‌iPhone 17‌...
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India on Course to Be Among First iPhone 15 Launch Markets

Tuesday September 5, 2023 4:23 am PDT by
Apple aims this year to release the iPhone 15 in India at the same time as its global launch in mid-September, based on local reports. According to sources who spoke to The Economic Times, Apple is on course to narrow the lag between the iPhone's global launch to a few days, if not a achieve a simultaneous reveal in India. In recent years, initial batches of new iPhones have exclusively...
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Another iPhone 15 Model Likely Spotted in Regulatory Database as Announcement Approaches

Friday August 25, 2023 8:55 am PDT by
A second device presumed to be an iPhone 15 model has been spotted in India's regulatory database, just weeks before the device is expected to be officially announced. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) listing, spotted by MySmartPrice, shows an Apple smartphone with the model number "A3090." Last week, an Apple device with the model number "A3094" appeared in the BIS database. The iPhone...
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Apple, Other US Tech Firms Sign Letter Protesting India's PC Import Restrictions

Friday August 18, 2023 5:06 am PDT by
Apple has joined a coalition of U.S. businesses in protest at India's sudden introduction of tech import restrictions last month, claiming the move will damage New Delhi's ambitions to become a global manufacturing hub and harm consumers (via Bloomberg). In a letter sent to U.S. officials this week, eight American trade groups asked the government to urge India to reconsider the policy,...
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iPhone 15 Seemingly Spotted in Regulatory Database as Launch Nears

Wednesday August 16, 2023 8:53 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 15 is believed to have been identified in India's regulatory database, less than a month before the device is expected to be officially unveiled. Last August, just a few weeks before the announcement of the iPhone 14 lineup, a single iPhone 14 model was spotted in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) database with the model number A2882. This turned out to be the standard ‌iPho...
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New iPhone Starts Production Outside China Prior to Announcement for First Time

Wednesday August 16, 2023 4:32 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn is starting production of the iPhone 15 in India, the first time that a new iPhone has been made outside China prior to its announcement, Bloomberg reports. The devices are to be manufactured at a Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The facility is preparing to deliver devices just weeks after they begin shipping from factories in China, narrowing the gap...
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Latest iOS 17 Beta Adds Support for Bilingual Siri Queries Mixing English With Hindi and Other Indic Languages

Thursday July 13, 2023 1:50 am PDT by
Apple yesterday released its first set of public betas for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, and these versions add new features for Indian users across platforms, including support for bilingual queries to Siri. According to TechCrunch, users will be able to ask queries to ‌Siri‌ by mixing English with select Indic languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, Kannada, and Marathi....
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Apple Reportedly in Discussions With Banks to Launch Apple Card in India

Friday June 23, 2023 3:04 am PDT by
Apple is in talks with banks to launch Apple Card in India, claims a report by local finance website Moneycontrol. According to the report, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with HDFC Bank CEO and MD Sashidhar Jagdishan during his trip to India in April to discuss the possibility of bringing the credit card to the country alongside Apple Pay. In India, only ...
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Foxconn to Lose Top-Tier iPhone Assembly Allocation for First Time

Thursday May 18, 2023 4:19 am PDT by
In a blow to Foxconn, Apple is expected to hand key iPhone 16 production responsibilities to Luxshare, significantly boosting the supply chain partner's profit growth over the next two years, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest fit-from-the-establishment-of-a-factory-89e382a980eb">Medium blog post, Kuo said Apple has already given Luxshare new product introduction (NPI)...
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Watch Tim Cook's Reaction as Fan Brings Vintage Macintosh to Apple Store Opening in Mumbai

Wednesday April 19, 2023 4:47 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook logged a busy day on Tuesday as his whirlwind trip to India involved various meet-and-greets with new retail staff, local app developers, celebrities, and politicians, but it was the arrival of a long-time Apple fan at the Apple BKC store launch that appeared to generate the Apple chief's most excited reaction. Image credit: AFP Cook looked visibly surprised when Sajid, a...
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Tim Cook Attends Opening of Apple BKC Store in Mumbai, India

Tuesday April 18, 2023 2:26 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today officially inaugurated the company's first retail store in India, opening its doors, welcoming the first customers, and posing for selfies outside Apple BKC. The new flagship store is situated in the country's financial capital of Mumbai, located in a high-end shopping mall at Bandra-Kurla Complex – hence 'BKC' in the title – in the city's main business...
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Apple Celebrates First Stores in India With iPhone, iPad, and Mac Wallpapers

Tuesday April 11, 2023 6:50 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its first two retail stores in India will be opening next week. To celebrate the occasion, Apple has made special wallpapers for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac available to download on its website, with direct links provided below. Apple BKC will open in Mumbai on April 18 at 11 a.m. local time, followed by Apple Saket in Delhi on April 20 at 10 a.m. local time. In...
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Some iPhone 15 Models Expected to Ship From India at Launch as Shift Away From China Continues

Wednesday April 5, 2023 5:06 am PDT by
Apple plans to ship iPhone 15 models from India upon the device's launch – a first for the launch of a new iPhone lineup, signalling the company's gradual progress in diversifying its supply chain away from China, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Casings for the ‌iPhone 15‌ have reportedly started to be made in India by local suppliers such as Jabil, which already assembles AirPods...
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Apple BKC Retail Store in Mumbai 'Coming Soon,' Says Apple

Wednesday April 5, 2023 3:36 am PDT by
Apple has released a teaser image of the barricade of its first official retail store in India, Apple BKC, which is set to open soon. The store is in the country's financial capital of Mumbai, located in a high-end shopping mall at Bandra Kurla Complex – hence 'BKC' in the title – in the city's main business district. The barricade's design is said to be inspired by Mumbai's iconic...
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Apple's Flagship Mumbai Store to Open in April, Followed by Second Store in New Delhi

Monday March 20, 2023 5:17 am PDT by
Apple will open its flagship India retail store in Mumbai next month, after several delays, soon to be followed by another store in New Delhi, reports The Economic Times, citing industry executives. Located in the Jio World Drive mall and covering 22,000 square feet, the Mumbai store will be a retail landmark similar to Apple stores in Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, and Singapore. The...
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Foxconn to Make AirPods for the First Time, New Factory Planned in India

Thursday March 16, 2023 2:45 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn has won an order to make AirPods for the first time, reports Reuters. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer plans to build a factory in India to produce the earphones, underlining efforts by the key Apple supplier to diversify production away from China. According to the report's sources, Foxconn will invest more than $200 million in a new AirPods assembly plant in...