The hype about Apple products has always been in the air, but this time it’s going to be something really big for India. Wondering what we are talking about? Let’s explain to you in brief; Apple has started the manufacturing of iPhone 11, one of its top-notch products, in India. Sounds great, no? The manufacturing of this flagship iPhone 11 has started at the Foxconn plant near Chennai, India. This big step by Apple is surely going to be super beneficial as it would reduce the import cost. But wait, we have a piece of good news for India as well. Just because the manufacturing has gone local, Apple is expected to bring down the price of Apple 11 in India (check). Treat to the ears right?
This news is confirmed by the tweet of Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, which stated- “Significant boost to make in India! Apple has started manufacturing iPhone 11 in India, bringing a top-of-the-line model for the first time in the country.”
Earlier, Apple has manufactured its lower-priced Apple models in India, but now moving on to the manufacturing of its premium products, definitely changes the dimensions for good. Along with this production, the employment rate is also expected to increase in India, thanks to the government’s Make-in-India initiative. Also, because of Apple selling its units assembled in China, the prices may remain the same for a while. But once assembling in India comes on track, Apple will save on 22 percent import duty. It is assumed that one of the reasons for this smart move by Apple is to reduce its dependency on China where most of its products are currently made.
India being the second-largest smartphone market in the world in 2019, is going to take one more step ahead with this outstanding move by Apple. As of now, Apple is gradually stepping up its phase-wise production in India. Apple’s manufacturing in India leaves a positive impact on other countries as well. Want to know how? Well, it is heard that after assembling enough units at Foxconn plant, Apple might sell its units to other countries. With this plan, US-based Apple is all set to grab this opportunity which eventually reduces its dependency on China. This makes this plan even more significant as US-China ties are already drowned.
The silver lining is, Apple’s assembly partner Pegatron Corp has decided to set up its first-ever production plant in India. Probably India is its second big target after China. Seriously, a great opportunity for India! A local subsidiary is being set up by Pegatron and is going to join Taiwanese electronic assemblers (second-largest assemblers of Apple iPhones) Foxconn and Wistron. This is not over yet; we have other important information for you. According to the news, Apple might also produce the new iPhone SE 2020 in the Wistron Plant, Karnataka, the same place where the older version of iPhone SE was produced. Let’s wish India the best out of it!