Apple Stock News: Upcoming iPhone 15
Apple Stock news: Less than a month before its expected unveiling, the upcoming iPhone 15 has surfaced in India’s regulatory database. This discovery follows a pattern observed last year with the iPhone 14 lineup’s announcement. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) database revealed a new Apple device labeled A3094, which is likely the iPhone 15, as model numbers tend to increase with each generation. This marks the first official sighting of the iPhone 15. Notably, production of the iPhone 15 has already begun in India, a departure from the usual manufacturing in China before the official announcement. This development, combined with the regulatory filing, suggests that the iPhone 15’s launch is imminent. Apple is reportedly planning to introduce the iPhone 15 lineup on September 12, as indicated by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Starts Production Outside China
Foxconn, an Apple supplier, is initiating iPhone 15 production in India, marking the first instance of an iPhone being manufactured outside China prior to its unveiling, as per Bloomberg. These devices will be produced at a Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, Foxconn plant, with delivery anticipated shortly after they start rolling out from Chinese factories. This move is shortening the production time gap between India and China compared to the iPhone 14, which previously lagged by six to nine months. Foxconn’s iPhone 15 production in India hinges on component availability and production line scaling. Pegatron and Wistron are also joining in assembling iPhone 15. Additionally, Foxconn aims to produce AirPods in India by late 2024. Apple’s strategy of manufacturing in India is aimed at diversifying its supply chain from heavy reliance on China, with plans to make 25% of iPhones in India by 2025 along with other products like iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
High-Speed Data Transfer
ChargerLab reports that certain iPhone 15 versions will include a Thunderbolt/USB 4 retimer chip, ensuring rapid data transfer. This follows leaked images of the iPhone 15’s USB-C components, with ChargerLab now identifying an integrated circuit (IC) that enhances signal stability and extends data port ranges. This component is comparable to those in other Thunderbolt/USB 4 devices. Notably, all four iPhone 15 models are anticipated to adopt USB-C, with the Pro models likely supporting Thunderbolt-level speeds, while standard models may stick to USB 2.0 rates. This contrasts with the iPad Pro’s 40 Gbps Thunderbolt port and the entry-level iPad’s limited 480 Mbps USB-C port.