Apple to manufacture iPhones in India
Apple to manufacture iPhones in India production expected to begin in June this year. Apple announced that they will also make iPhone production in India. Apple also announced the location of the place where they will manufacture. The place is Bengaluru. The production of the iPhone in India is going to start from this year’s June. Though this is just a round off date, the date and time is yet to be confirmed. The Government of Karnataka also confirmed the news and also has welcomed the news and proposal of Apple Inc’s proposal to start the manufacturing of iPhone.
An official release has been signed by Apple and Karnataka IT ministry. The statement reads as, “Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which are critical for India to compete globally.”
The reports say that the Apple’s representatives like Priya Balasubramaniam, VP iPhone operations, Ali Khanafer, Dheeraj Chugh and Priyesh Povanna made the official proposal. They also conducted meeting with the ministers and officials from Karnataka Government.
The initial amount of the manufacturing is also not disclosed. According to reports we can confirm that the latest iPhones will be manufactured in India. Though the company that will manufacture iPhone in India will be a Taiwanese company. The company is known as Wistron and is making OEM for Apple currently. Though the company is not Indian, at initial phase it is a very good step towards development of the technology of India.
The manufacturing of Apple at local level will help to lower the price of Apple in India. It is because the 12.5 percent duty charge will be deducted that currently is charged in Apple products.
Recently, Apple also had announced that they will establish and run the programs to help the design and increase the iOS developer groups.
The announcement was made by Tim Cook during his visit to India last year. Currently iPhones are imported to India from Foxconn Technology which is a Chinese company.
The announcement was made as part of the visit of Apple CEO Tim Cook to India.