Apple has finally started manufacturing its flagship iPhone 11 at its contract manufacturing partner Foxconn’s plant in India. Apple already manufactures iPhone XR in India since 2019 and in 2017, Apple had started the manufacturing of Apple iPhone SE 2016 variant in the Bangalore plant but the cupertino based company is finally taking a step forward and for the first time manufacturing its flagship locally.
iPhone 11 will be cheaper in India
This step is aimed to reduce the cost for the company which can be passed to the users. This move also aligns with the Indian government’s Make in India initiative and will benefit the company and the country as well. The news comes in a time when India is having border dispute with China, where iPhone 11 was manufactured earlier, and the Indian government boycotting Chinese products.
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Apple is also considering to exports its product from the Indian plant once it fulfills the consumption of the country. The company is expecting to save 22 percent on import duty which can significantly reduce the retailing price of iPhone in the country.
According to a source, Apple is also planning to make the iPhone SE 2020 in India at the Wistron plant in Bangalore. The same plant had manufactured the discontinued iPhone 6S until last year.
Foxconn, the leading supplier for iPhone, has planned to invest up to $1 billion to expand its India plants where it assembles the iPhone models. While Pegatron, the second-largest iPhone assembler after Foxconn, was also reportedly investing in the country to set up a local subsidiary to begin operation in the India, the second largest smartphone market in the world.
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