Apple iPhone 11 to now be completely Made in India, Apple may also make iPhone SE in India
Indian Apple fans good news for you!! Apple has started manufacturing iPhone 11 in India, bringing a top-of-the-line model for the first time in the country. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Friday. The new development comes just a little over nine months after the Cupertino giant started the assembly line for the iPhone XR in the country.
The iPhone Smartphone maker Apple has Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron as the suppliers for its iPhone models, and at a good note, all are presently making huge investments in the Indian market. We also reported a couple of weeks back, Coronavirus pandemic and US-China trade war are making Apple move to India; iPhone maker Foxconn to invest $1billion in Chennai, India plant. And now within just 13 days of the news, Apple has started to build the iPhone 11 in India.
Apple is also considering making iPhone SE units at the Wistron plant near Bengaluru. Apple may further expand production to export the device from India, cutting dependence on China, industry executives told The Economic Times. This is a big boost to the country’s Make in India initiative.
Well, you all know that India has become a very important smartphone market and has over 50 crore smartphone users. So it is a great opportunity for the non-Chinese companies to invest and lead with the make in India policy. However, Apple saves nearly 22 percent on import duty while manufacturing iPhones in India.
Apple started its domestic manufacturing in India back in May 2017 by locally producing the iPhone SE. That process took place at the Bengaluru facility of supplier Wistron. However, the Tim Cook-led team later expanded its local manufacturing to Foxconn’s facilities in the country.
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