Apple Is Getting Ready To Manufacture iPhones In India

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Apple could very soon begin manufacturing iPhones in the world’s fastest growing smartphone market.
The company has partnered with Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Wistron to assemble iPhones in Bangalore. Sources said, the iPhone maker is very serious about manufacturing in India, and Bangalore, often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, is the place it is looking at, the report claims, adding that Apple wants to push its manufacturing processes to fullest in India by the end of 2017. Much of Apple’s products are manufactured in China by Foxconn. It was widely believed that the company would task Foxconn, which already has plants in India, to manufacture products in the country as well. However, it seems Foxconn’s current commitment to other manufacturers such as Xiaomi and OnePlus in India has pushed Apple to look elsewhere.
Assembling iPhones in India could be crucial for Apple, which needs to make its products available at lower price. The Indian government currently imposes heavy taxes on electronic products like smartphones imported to India to encourage local production.
By manufacturing or assembling its iPhones in India, the company would be able to abide by country’s “Make in India” program, an initiative undertaken by Narendra Modi-led government.

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