Apple is already producing the iPhone 11 in India and plans to sell more devices next year!
India’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Piyush Goyal, confirmed reports that Apple is indeed making the iPhone 11 in India. In fact, it is an easy victory: Apple has reduced its dependence on China and can ignore India’s significant import tax on foreign products.
In case you didn’t know, Apple wanted to produce devices in India for several years now!
At the end of the cable, according to the TechCrunch, the manufacturer was unable to find a local manufacturer capable of meeting its strict quality standards. Therefore, they had to wait for the construction of new assembly lines. So, in 2017, Wistron started producing flagships from previous years in the country to sell them as budget devices. However, it appears that by 2020, Foxconn has already managed to produce the iPhone 11 at its facilities near Chennai. In fact, it is believed that the first batch has already been sent to nearby resellers and has even been sold.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in February that Apple will launch an updated online store in India in the coming months and will open several physical stores across the country next year. Similarly, the companies responsible for the production and assembly of Apple devices (Foxconn and Pegatron) have announced investment plans for their Indian facilities in order to increase production numbers.
After all, India is the second largest smartphone market in the world! Being much further from saturation than America or China.
However, there is an important question that remains in the minds of users … Apple already needs to pay a 20% import tax. So, despite the cost of producing the iPhone 11 being slightly higher in India, the truth is that Apple will still be saving a fortune. Will these savings be passed on to consumers at a discount or will they only serve to increase their profit margins?
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