Next-generation series of iPhones may face delay due to this reason– The upcoming iPhone 14 may be delayed due to growing tension between China and Taiwan, media reports say as Apple prepares to launch its next-generation iPhones.
Pegatron in China, where iPhones are assembled, is TSMC’s biggest customer, according to GSMArena. Taiwan-China relations have been further strained by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.
In response, China’s Communist Party has issued new regulations that forbid any reference to Taiwan or China in shipping documents.
In turn, this could delay the iPhone 14 production by returning part of the hardware to Taiwan, according to the report.
In addition, Pelosi was seen with Pegatron’s Vice Chairman and top TSMC executives during Pelosi’s visit, raising concerns that this could be the start of a fiercer trade war between Taiwan and the CCP.
Taiwan’s partners have already requested that Apple remove any labeling that includes “Made in Taiwan” or “Republic of China.”.
The iPhone 14 will be manufactured in both China and India simultaneously, according to a recent report.
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As reported on the social networking website Twitter, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says his latest study indicates Foxconn’s India iPhone factory will deliver the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 almost at the same time as China for the first time in the second half of 2022 (India is currently one quarter or more behind China).
A 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro are likely to be included in this year’s iPhone lineup.