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Apple’s India-made iPhones to be available at launch for the first time

iPhone Pro models on a bed of bouncy balls.
After shifting some iPhone 14 (pictured) production to India shortly after launch last year, the iPhone 15 may be the first model to sell India-made units on launch day. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple will reportedly hit a major milestone regarding its global supply chain with the expected launch of the iPhone 15 later today. As reported by Bloomberg, Apple is set to make India-built iPhone 15 units available to purchase in India and “some other regions” on the first day of sales — arriving at the same time as the China-made ones for the first time.

While the vast majority of the global iPhone 15 stock will still come from China, this milestone highlights that Apple’s attempt to scale production in India is finally bearing fruit as it moves away from its reliance on Chinese-based manufacturing. Apple first started assembling existing generations of iPhones in India back in 2017.

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