by Devanshi Rao
iPhone SE

Apple, yesterday confirmed that they will start the manufacturing of iPhone SE (2020) in India. Before this phone, iPhone XR got manufactured in India. Apple has already begun manufacturing the iPhone SE 2020 at Apple’s Wistron Plant in Karnataka. Other than iPhone SE(2020), the company is also manufacturing iPhone 11 and iPhone XR in India. “iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price and we’re excited to be making it in India for our local customers,” Apple stated. 

The local assembly of iPhones is an advance to Make in India campaign and it would be advantageous for all users too. The Apple devices which will be made in India won’t cost as much as the imported devices as retailers will no longer have to pay the 20% of tax which is required to ship the smartphone from its global manufacturing facilities. “Made in India iPhone SE 2020 will go sale in the coming weeks albeit with a reduced price.” As per the report. 

Reported by Mint, “Apple grew 5% year-on-year in India in the quarter ended June this year. Most of this growth was attributed to strong sales of the iPhone SE (2020), which is probably why Apple wants to move its assembly to the country. Apple’s overall market share in India still remains at around 2%.”

Apple’s contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron had applied for a $6.64 billion (roughly Rs. 49,242 crores) project under the government’s production-linked incentive (PLI) plan, Union Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad said this in the starting of this month. 

iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone SE price and specification:

The phone is being praised as the most “pocket-friendly” iPhone, which was launched in India for Rs. 42,500 for the 64GB variant.Rs. 47,800 and Rs. 58,300 for the 128GB and 256GB respectively. The Apple iPhone SE brings back the old world charms with a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display. It is available in three color options such as the black, white, and the Product Red. As far as the design is worried, the iPhone SE (2020) feels dense and has a glass front and back with an aluminum frame.

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The iPhone SE (2020) bring an unnatural similarity to the iPhone 8 but has the insides of the iPhone 11 series. The smartphone is powered by the A13 Bionic chipset, which is the fastest processor Apple is offering right now. It is not only one of the most powerful but the A13 is the fastest processor in the market too, It is faster than some of the most promising Android phones. The iPhone SE 2020 comes in three storage options- the 64GB, 128GB, and the 256GB.

In the camera department, the phone features a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture. The camera includes the Portrait mode, along with six Portrait Lighting effects and Depth Control. On the front, the phone has a 7-megapixel camera, which is also capable of taking amazing portraits using machine learning and one-eyed depth estimation.

 The phone brings back the memories of the old Apple iPhone SE.

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