Apple to Start AirPods Production at Foxconn's Factory in Hyderabad
According to reports, Apple will start producing its AirPods wireless earphones at Foxconn's factory in Hyderabad. The Foxconn-approved $400 million investment in the Hyderabad factory is expected to start up large-scale manufacturing by December 2024.
The AirPods will be produced in the Foxconn factory in Hyderabad, and mass production is anticipated to start in December.
Apple's AirPods are the market leader in terms of true wireless stereo (TWS). According to research firm Canalys, Apple maintained a commanding 36 percent of the TWS market share during the final quarter of 2022.
Following Apple, Samsung had a market share of 7.5 percent, followed by Xiaomi with 4.4 percent, Boat with 4 percent, and Oppo with three percent. According to the source, Xiaomi started producing its TWS smartphones in India this year at the Optiemus Electronics factory in Noida.
The next iPhone SE 4, the fourth iteration of the smartphone series that will succeed the iPhone SE (2022), is said to include a USB Type-C connection. Next month's rumored iPhone 15 range is expected to be the beginning of Apple's switch from the Lightning socket to USB Type-C, and subsequent models are also likely to follow suit.
The rumored decision to include a USB Type-C connector in the iPhone SE 4 is in line with Apple's larger aspirations to use this technology throughout its product line.
The iPhone SE 4 is anticipated to look similar to the previously released iPhone 14, according to information from tipster Unknownz21 (@URedditor on X).
It is possible that the rumored handset will be the first in the SE series to use Apple's notch-based display design, according to this information. However, the insider claims that the fourth-generation Apple smartphone will have a single rear camera, just like its forerunners and all prior SE versions.
The rumored decision to include a USB Type-C connector in the iPhone SE 4 is in line with Apple's larger aspirations to use this technology throughout its product line. It's expected that the iPhone 15 series, which is slated to be unveiled next month, will be the first to use USB Type-C in place of the Lightning port.
A ‘Action’ button could also be included in the iPhone SE 4, according to reports. This feature is anticipated to first appear on the more expensive iPhone 15 Pro later this year. Although there isn't much information on the ‘Action’ button's capabilities, it's possible that Apple is looking into new ways to simplify user interactions and provide cutting-edge navigational possibilities.