Apple begins making first flagship iPhone in India
Apple producer Foxconn has began constructing iPhone 11 items in a facility close to Chennai in India, TechCrunch reported, the primary time Apple has made one in every of its top-tier telephones in that nation.
Apple has manufactured lower-priced iPhone fashions in India since 2017, and reportedly has been contemplating shifting manufacturing of its extra premium fashions there for a while.
India was the second-biggest smartphone market on the earth in 2019, forward of the US and second solely to China. In keeping with TechCrunch, Apple plans to scale up manufacturing in India, which might in flip cut back how a lot it is dependent upon China, the place most of its iPhones are presently made. And whereas Apple tops the premium smartphone market in India, it has solely a couple of 1 p.c share of the overall smartphone market there. The iPhone’s worth places it out of attain for a lot of shoppers in India.
By promoting locally-made units in India, Apple would be capable of keep away from a 20 p.c import responsibility that India imposes on foreign-made electronics. It’s not clear whether or not the units are being manufactured on the market inside India solely, or for the broader worldwide market.
Apple didn’t instantly return a request for remark Saturday.
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