The iPhone 15 series is expected to be unveiled on September 12 at an event called Wonderlust, which will be held at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. The event will also stream live on apple.com and the Apple TV app starting at 10 a.m. local time. The iPhone 15 lineup is expected to consist of four models – iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Ahead of launch, a report now suggests that the iPhone 15 models will be available on the same day or will go on sale in India just days after the phones are available globally.
In order to boost electronics production in India, the government has started offering a variety of incentives to manufacturers of mobile phones, laptops and semiconductors. This not only contributes to the country’s gross domestic production, but also helps create numerous jobs in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.
A report by the Economic Times suggests that the iPhone 15 models to be manufactured under the “Make in India” program could be available around the same time as the products’ global release in the market. The units are said to be manufactured at Apple assembler Foxconn’s Chennai plant.
The report noted that with the launch of the iPhone 14 last year, the Indian-made devices went on sale within 10 days of the global launch. This year, the company expects an even smaller delay, if any, and Apple’s Chennai-based Foxconn manufacturing unit will first serve the local Indian market and then consider exporting.
In particular, the government has recently imposed restrictions on the importation of various electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and PCs. The restrictions were supposed to come into effect immediately from the first week of August but have now been postponed by three months and from November 1 certain electronic items will require import clearance.