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Apple considers Making iPhones in India with Foxconn to bring the pricing lower

Apple will be launching the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus at an event later tonight. It is reported that the company is expecting a huge response from the consumers for this. And as a part of their preparation, the company has already started shipping tonnes of devices from the manufacturing plant to various countries where it is expected to debut. Yes, they are literally shipping tonnes of these units. But when it comes to India, like always we can’t expect the device to hit the stores instantly as it is unveiled. It may be until a couple of months till get our hands on these devices.

But apart from that, it is reported that the company might be planning to start manufacturing the iPhones in India. Yes, maybe this has something to do with the company’s CEO making a quick visit to India a couple of months back. Now it is reported that the company has reached out to Foxconn Technology Group, to look at the possibility of manufacturing the iPhones in India. Although it is not expected to happen anytime soon, it is definitely a good thing to hear about the possibility of this. Apparently, when the company’s CEO was here, the whole ‘Make in India’ situation got him thinking about it and hence he might be planning something down the line.

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So what good is it going to do for the Indian consumers? Well, if this happens then the devices will be readily available in the country as soon as it is launched or announced. It will also make the devices much cheaper than it currently is and this would also turn the country into an export hub. Apple is also willing to open their retail Apple Stores across the country, which the company expects that it would help them attract more customers over the course of time. All this would boost the sales in India, which is what the company ultimately wants at the end of the day.

However, it is not that easy to implement the idea since it comes with its own set of challenges. It would take higher investments and what not. So looking at the points, it looks like we Indians have a lot of waiting to do until this whole idea sees the light of the day. Meanwhile stay tuned for more info on this.

By Pavan Kumar B.C on Wednesday 7th of Sep 2016


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