Apple has Begun”manufacturing” the iPhone 11 in India, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Friday.
The new development comes only a little over nine weeks following the Cupertino giant began the meeting line for the iPhone XR from the country. The local assembly of the iPhone 11 will help the firm avoid a 20 percent tax it is required to pay for importing the handset from its international manufacturing centers. Apple has Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron as the providers because of its iPhone models that are presently making massive investments in the Indian market.
“Significant increase to Make in India!” Goyal said in the tweet. “Apple has started producing iPhone 11 in India, bringing a top notch model for the very first time in the nation.”
India is now a significant marketplace for all smartphone sellers, thanks to the fact that it has over 50 crore smartphone users. Companies including Samsung and Xiaomi have invested plenty of funds in the country to fulfill the growing demands of Indian customers. The expansion of consumer demand has lately attracted Apple and its providers too.
Before this month, Foxconn, which is a top provider for iPhone and other Apple devices, allegedly intended to spend around $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,491 crores) to expand its India factory where it assembles iPhone models. Pegatron — the second-largest iPhone assembler later Foxconn — has been likewise reported to make some investment in the country and set up a local subsidiary at the coming future.
That process happened in the Bengaluru center of provider Wistron. On the other hand, the Tim Cook-led team afterwards expanded its local production to Foxconn’s facilities in the nation.
In October last year, Apple started making that the iPhone XR locally in the country. A report recently suggested that the Corporation would also shortly expand its Assortment of India-made iPhone versions by beginning producing the iPhone SE (2020) domestically at one of its provider facilities