The latest announcement comes just weeks after Apple launched new smartphones. The tech behemoth is commencing production of the iPhone 14 in India much earlier than it did for previous models, Canalys analyst Sanyam Chaurasia said.
"Over the last couple of years, it has been increasingly diversifying its supply chain to India," Chaurasia told AFP.
About 7.5 million iPhones—around three percent of Apple's global production—were made in India last year, the analyst added.
"We expect that the local production of iPhones could reach more than 11 million this year," he said.