Where are iPhones Manufactured or Made or Assembled

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Apple iPhone is still the best smartphone based on the customer experience. It's a known fact that a new Apple device is launched once a year and it still dominates other phones. It has quickly become not only a household brand but a desire for anyone to own an iPhone. With such demand, it has become the world's first-ever trillion-dollar company & also achieved the feat of 'most valuable brand' in making. Those who once got used to the iPhone always prefer to upgrade to the iPhone only and not move to Android. Many users who shifted to iPhone have asked many questions like where are iPhone made or where are iPhones manufactured?

Let me answer it here for you.

Where are iPhones Manufactured?

We all know that iPhones are made by Apple Inc, a California-based multinational electronic equipment maker. But do they manufacture mobile phones in America? It's understandable that they have their head office in Cupertino at Apple Park. Earlier they had a head office at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino until April 2017 from 1993 and this can be easily known through this Wikipedia article. That Wiki article sadly doesn't tell us about 'where are iphones manufactured' or how Apple makes Airpods, Macbooks, Apple Watch, and iPads.


Apple has just kept its focus on the support and sale side and doesn't do production/manufacturing of its own. It has tied up with 200 suppliers across the world.

The demand for iPhone is such that Apple has to give contracts to various makers around the world. As of now, Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron have tasks at various levels to manufacture and assemble Apple phones.

Apple Supply Chain:

Apple has very high standards and releases a supplier list annually. As of 2021, the list shows 200 suppliers and over 600 production facilities.

So here are the 3 iPhone makers around the world -

- Foxconn: A 48 years old Taiwan-based multinational manufacturing company trading under the name "Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (HNHPF) " with headquarter in Tucheng, New Taipei City. They are Apple's oldest, dependent and largest suppliers. As of 2021, they had more than 40 supplier locations, out of which 31 are in China.

- Wistron: Wistron is yet another Taiwan-based OEM (Original Equipment manufacturer).

- Pegatron: It's also yet another Taiwanese OEM maker.

- Qualcomm & Intel: Qualcomm and Intel handle the chipset part.

- Samsung: The South Korean Android phone giant supplies multiple components like flash memory, mobile DRAM, and application processor.

- Murata Manufacturing Ltd: Murata, a Japan-based company has setup 18 manufacturing facilities worldwide and produces ceramic capacitors used to control the flow of DC power in electronic devices. They have supplier sites spread across Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore apart from 10 located in Japan alone.

This is how Apple has to deal with three different manufacturing companies -

- Foxconn made the original iPhone, then iPhone 2, iPhone 3, and iPhone 4.

- In 2011, as a strategic decision, Pegatron along with Foxconn was chosen to manufacture iPhone 4S due to demand.

- Wistron looks after production for the Indian sub-continent.

So that's your answer where are iPhones made?

Apple iPhone India Manufacturing Plant:

With a 133 million population, India is one of the key markets for Apple. It has tied up with Wistron, a Taiwanese manufacturer to produce and assemble all the iPhones sold in India. Wistron has a manufacturing unit on the outskirts of Bengaluru(Source). Wistron has invested Rs 2900 crore to ramp up the location production. Actually, its a Foxconn unit.

Apple iPhone Manufacturing Plant in India location: Narasapura in the Kolar district of Karnataka state.

Brazil

Foxconn helped Apple to branch out to Brazil, Texas, and Vietnam. All the production done here is to meet up the demands in LATAM countries.

How to Know Which Country are iPhone Made?

You can easily know from where your Apple phone is made or manufactured. Bring up your iPhone box and look out for -

  1. Country of Origin: It's clearly mentioned on the device box.
  2. Importer Name and Address: The seller has to mention this as per law.

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Apple is also largerly dependent on many companies like 3M, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Intel, Qorvo, Skywords, Micron, Jabil, ON, Texas Instruments and Corning.

Are Apple iPhone Made in China?

The iPhones sold in India, are not made in China as the contract is with Wistron. But maximum Apple devices are largely manufactured by Foxconn at their biggest factory in Zhengzhou, China. They are also made in the Czech Republic, South Korea, & the Philippines.

China is now writing its country name as PRC or People's Republic of China(PRC). So next time when you see PRC under the country of origin then it's surely Made in China.

Where to Find iPhone Manufacturing Date & Country:

To find out your Apple iPhone manufacturing date & country of origin, you need to see that on your mobile phone box. So this is where the importance of mobile boxes comes in. On the box, the following details are clearly written -

  • Manufacturing Date
  • Importer Details
  • Country of Origin
  • Rate (MRP)

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iPad Manufacture & Manufacturing Date:

All Apple iPads are manufactured in the respective countries as mentioned above.

How to Find the Date & Country of Origin:

There is an online warranty checker by Apple but doesn't mention where is your iPhone or iPad manufactured or assembled. To find the manufacturing date, check it on the side of the box, yes the original box that you have got along with your device purchase. That's important.

With the help of local production, they are able to launch new iPhones simultaneously in the USA and other parts of the world. So that's all we have here in Apple device manufacturing details.

Where are iPhone 14 Manufactured?

There is always a huge demand for new iPhone models as always. Most of the world's demand for iPhone 14, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max and 14 Pro Mini are produced by China (PRC). Usually, it takes 9 months to meet up the devices sold worldwide, and to speed up production demands, Apple has planned to increase production in India and shorten the lag from the typical six to nine months.

News/Reference:

Apple plans to manufacture iPhone 14 in India. ---- Read More

Operations at Foxconn’s manufacturing complex in Zhengzhou have been unaffected by the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Henan province with 300,000 workers, who are responsible for Zhengzhou producing about half of the world’s iPhones. --- Read More

The production was halted in the Wistron plan in India and then resumed after 90 days (reference).

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This post was last modified on August 27, 2022 9:46 AM

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