After several reports and approvals, Apple is all set to manufacture its high-end iPhones in India. Partnered with Taiwanese manufacturers Foxconn, Apple would be manufacturing iPhone X in the country. This fulfills the Made in India initiative and this would also be the first high-end Apple iPhone to be manufactured in the country. Foxconn had confirmed the same with ET, and the report reveals that the iPhone X range of smartphones’ production will be starting from this July in Foxconn’s 160-acre facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The report further indicates that Foxconn is in plans to step up the production capacity in the country and will take forward the high-end iPhones manufacturing in the country. Currently, only the low-end iPhones are being manufactured in the country. Another Taiwanese firm Wistron has been manufacturing iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s in its Bengaluru facility since a couple of years, and not long ago the iPhone 7 manufacturing had been added in the facility as well. The report also reveals the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association data that suggests that around 290 million smartphones had been assembled in India last year, which is a bump from 2014 by 58 million.
This new report comes after the latest trial manufacturing has begun in the country by Foxconn for the iPhone X and XS models. Earlier reports were suggesting Wistron would be manufacturing higher-end iPhone models of Apple. Nonetheless, the mass production of Apple higher-end iPhones in the country will most probably lead iPhones to be sold at a better, or you can say affordable price rather than the current steep pricing due to governments heavy import duties. Furthermore, the addition of iPhone X manufacturing might be the fourth Apple product to be manufactured in India after iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and the recently added iPhone 7, and all these come as part of Government’s Make in India initiative as well. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.