Recently, foreign media techcrunch reported that Foxconn, Apple's manufacturer, has started to produce the iPhone 11 in a factory near Chennai, the first time Apple has produced a high-end model in India.
According to reports, a small number of iPhone 11 products have been shipped to retail stores, but the number is limited.
Judging from the current production of iPhone 11 in India, Apple may further expand its mobile phone business in India and reduce its dependence on China.
In fact, since 2017, Apple's OEM partner, Wistron of Taiwan, has been assembling older iPhones for it. But most of the Indian market only OEM low-end iPhone products, such as the old iPhone se, iPhone 6S and iPhone 7. Apple's Indian partner is currently assembling the iPhone XR.
People familiar with the matter said Apple stopped producing iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. at home last yea
The Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal confirmed the news on twitter Friday that Apple had begun assembling iPhone 11 models in India. But apple hasn't responded.
In terms of cost, assembling phones in India will allow smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, to reduce import taxes on electronics by about 20 percent.
In recent years, smart phone companies such as Xiaomi, vivo, Samsung, oppo and oneplus have also signed agreements with manufacturers across India. A large part of the smartphone products sold in India are made in India.
Apple, for many years, has been exploring ways to increase mobile phone production in India, but has not found a manufacturer that meets its safety and quality standards.
The information has reported that some other apple mobile phone manufacturers have tried to enter or expand the Indian market, but have encountered regulatory and local legal issues.
Mr. Peg (Pegatron), another Apple assembly partner, plans to set up a local subsidiary in India and start operations, Bloomberg (Bloomberg) reported.
Earlier, Reuters said Foxconn sees India as one of its biggest markets and plans to invest $1 billion in India. In June, New Delhi announced a $6.6 billion plan to attract top smartphone makers.
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While apple currently accounts for only about 1% of india's smartphone market, it still dominates the high-end market, which costs $400 or more.