Apple starts manufacturing one of its devices in India, the iPhone 11, in Chennai’s Foxconn plant. This is for the first time when Apple manufactures a top-of-the-line-model in India. Earlier, the Cupertino-based tech giant started to get together the iPhone XR, in the country Foxconn plant.
“Apple has started manufacturing iPhone 11 in India, bringing a top-of-the-line model for the first time in the country”, said commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal. Apple has also had plans to make the iPhone SE 2020 in India in the Wistron plant near Bangalore. In the year 2017, Apple started the manufacturing of the iPhone 2016 in the Bangalore plant.
The meeting of Apple, iPhones will be advantageous for the buyers in many ways. The devices which are Made in India will not cost much as the imported devices will not have to pay 20% tax which is required to import smartphones from worldwide manufacturing provision. The ET report condition in which the production of the iPhone 11 will be ready in one of the largest suppliers, Foxconn. They made an investment of 1 billion dollars to expand the plan in Tamil Nadu in over the next couple of years.
Recently, Apple has three major suppliers, Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron. Pegatron has plans to invest big in India after Foxconn.
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Liu Young-Way, Chairman of Foxconn said that “We are fully pushing ahead with the next steps there (in India), and maybe in a few months’ time, we can reveal on our website the next steps and report back to everyone. We’ll have further investment there.” He said this thing during the company’s Annual General Meeting which was held in June 2020.
iPhone 11 is one of the most popular Apple smartphones in India. Its price in India is Rs. 68,300 for 64 GB, 128GB is priced Rs. 73,600 and 256GB costs around Rs. 84,100. Early in this year, Apple increased the price of all it’s phones up to 5% due to an increase in customs duty and GST (Goods and Services Tax).
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