The iPhone 15 is right around the corner, and a bunch of new updates will come with it. Apart from the obvious hardware and design changes, the iPhone factory will be majorly revised, the biggest of which will be a completely new production location! Where will iPhones be produced from now on? And what will this new factory look like?
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The iPhone was an instant hit ever since it originally came out. Even though it was always one of the most expensive phones on the market, the iPhone brand was and still is the most sought-after brand in the business. This is because they were always beautifully designed pieces of everyday technology that have been made to a high standard, with high-quality materials and impeccable fit and finish. The high-quality exterior of the phone has also been complemented by high-end hardware and by far the most stable mobile OS on the market. What do you think of the iOS? Do you like the fact that it’s stable, or do you prefer the modularity of the Android OS? Be sure to let us know in the comment section down below!
All of this makes it all the more surprising to know that the iPhones have almost exclusively been assembled in China, ever since the original one. More than 150 production facilities owned by Apple are located in China and the biggest one is by far the Foxconn Zhengzhou factory, which employs over 350 000 workers! The whole complex is so enormous in fact, that it’s widely known as the iPhone City. If you own an iPhone, chances are that it came from here, as more than 500 000 phones are made by Foxconn Zhengzhou daily! Granted, this is only during summer, before the official release of the upcoming iPhone, but putting out 350 iPhones a minute is extremely impressive. Overall, the iPhone City accounts for more than half of the total iPhones produced.
The Zhengzhou isn’t the only factory complex that Apple has at its disposal, but it is by far the most venerable one, as it localizes a lot of different production processes into a singular location, which significantly speeds up processes and almost completely cuts off any shipping and transportation costs.
However, in the past couple of years, the relations between China and the US have been less than ideal, especially after China decided to support Russia. There were also a couple of strikes and revolts that halted production of the iPhone a couple of times during the past year. Apple has therefore decided to reduce its dependency on China as much as possible until it eventually cut ties with the country completely, and they’ve already started to look for alternative countries where they’ll start manufacturing their products.