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27 Dec 2018

Soon, Apple may start assembly of high-end iPhones in India

Top-end iPhones likely to be assembled in India

In a fresh development, Reuters has reported that Apple may soon expand its assembly line and start the production of top-of-the-line iPhones in India.

The media outlet has learned from sources that the Cupertino giant plans to start the assembly of high-end iPhones in 2019.

And, the work is said to be conducted at the Tamil Nadu-based plant of Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn.

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High-end iPhones to be manufactured

Though there are hardly any details, sources have confirmed that Foxconn, which already manufactures Xiaomi phones, will make high-end iPhones.

For this, the company will invest Rs. 25 billion to expand its plant located in the Sriperumbudur town in Tamil Nadu, MC Sampath, Industries Minister of the state, told Reuters.

He added that the move will create as many as 25,000 jobs.

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Apple and Foxconn declined to comment

The news is definitely interesting, but so far, none of the involved parties have commented on the matter.

Apple declined to comment directly, while Foxconn claimed it doesn't comment on matters related to its current or potential customers, or their products.

Notably, it also remains unclear if the production of iPhones would remain limited to assembly or any components would also be manufactured.

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Still, local iPhone production could be a game changer

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Still, local iPhone production could be a game changer

If this report turns out to be true, Apple could become a major player in the world's fastest-growing smartphone market.

It already manufactures low-cost iPhone 5SE and 6S models in Bengaluru and drives more than half of its sales from models older than iPhone 8.

As such, a plant for high-end models could be its way to make devices like iPhone X more affordable.

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When will Apple start high-end iPhone manufacturing in India?

What is the price of iPhone X in India?

What would be the benefit of local manufacturing?

What is the price of iPhone Xr?

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When will Apple start high-end iPhone manufacturing in India?

Asked on 27-12-2018 by Muhammad Chattopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

The Reuters report suggests it might happen in 2019, but Apple has not confirmed such developments.

What is the price of iPhone X in India?

Asked on 27-12-2018 by Vihaan Nair

Answered by NewsBytes

The 64GB variant of iPhone X is selling at Rs. 75,000, while the 256GB version is hitting the shelves at Rs. 90,000.

What would be the benefit of local manufacturing?

Asked on 27-12-2018 by Tejas Gavde

Answered by NewsBytes

With local assembly, Apple could offer some of its high-end, but slightly old, devices like iPhone X at slightly better prices. But, that's just speculation at this stage. Apple has not confirmed if or when it will start assembly of top-end iPhones in India.

What is the price of iPhone Xr?

Asked on 27-12-2018 by Reyansh Mistry

Answered by NewsBytes

Apple iPhone Xr is available at Rs. 76,900 for the 64GB version, while 128GB and 256GB versions are hitting the shelves at Rs. 81,900 and 91,900 respectively.

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