Apple Inc. made a significant announcement yesterday by officially introducing the long-anticipated iPhone 15 series, comprising four models: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Pre-orders for these smartphones are scheduled to commence on September 15th. Leading up to the official launch, reports from Bloomberg hinted at Apple’s plans to sell iPhones manufactured in India in South Asian markets and select regions, which marks a significant development in India’s manufacturing capabilities. This move fueled speculation that Apple might be considering a shift away from China-made devices. Notably, there have been recent reports of China banning the use of iPhones by government officials during work hours, leading to various rumors and speculations.
In a recent report from Bloomberg, it was disclosed that China has identified security issues associated with Apple Inc.’s iPhones. According to Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry, “China has not enacted any laws or regulations prohibiting the purchase of Apple or other foreign brands’ smartphones. However, we have recently observed certain security incidents involving Apple phones.”
It appears that Apple may encounter significant challenges, as China is increasingly promoting the use of domestically manufactured technology products. Apple heavily relies on China for both revenue growth and manufacturing, making the situation more complex.