Apple plans to start making another iPhone in India

'Make in India': iPhone 6s production to begin in few weeks; will witness lower prices

'Make in India': iPhone 6s production to begin in few weeks; will witness lower prices

The trial production is running at tech city Bengaluru, Wistron the contract manufacturer will lead the price correction.

Following up on a January report that Apple planned to produce low-cost iPhone 6s models at a new production facility in Bengaluru, India, the country's Economic Times said today that Apple is trialing iPhone 6s Plus production, with plans to begin domestic manufacturing in two weeks.

Local assembly of iPhone SE since May previous year helped the model to be insulated from a 6-7% price hike that Apple had to undertake as the basic custom duty on smartphones was increased to 15% from 10% in December and again to 20% in February. With the smartphone being locally assembled, the report claims that buyers can expect the prices to drop by about 5-7 percent, but that will only come in effect once the plant increases its production capacity.

Apple's Make in India ambitions are moving beyond the iPhone SE to the iPhone 6S Plus, according to a new report. To that end, the iPhone SE - Apple's only iPhone with a 4-inch screen - is already manufactured in Indian factories, providing the government with the jobs it seeks while diminishing taxes on that model.


"However, the price correction may not be reflected immediately since Wistron will not be able to fully meet the entire requirement of iPhone 6s Plus in India and imports from China will continue", a senior industry executive said.

Apple plans to start manufacturing another iPhone in India, according to a new report.

Apple has seen some success, however, by selling its oldest and/or lowest-priced phones in India.

Apple would also try to make the parts and the packaging in India as well. Earlier this month, the Indian government announced a 10 percent customs duty on circuitboards, camera modules, connectors, and other parts, The Economic Times reports. In total, there are five sourcing plants which includes Finland-based Salcomp's facility in Tamil Nadu and Chinabased Shenzhen YUTO Packaging Technology plant in Bengaluru.

Recommended News

  • Trump to address nation on Syria

    Trump to address nation on Syria

    French President Emmanuel Macron also said he had "proof" that the Syrian government had attacked Douma with chemical weapons. He noted that he bluntly warned his Western counterparts that Russian Federation was ready to fight for Crimea.
    First victim of Humboldt Broncos crash to be buried on Thursday

    First victim of Humboldt Broncos crash to be buried on Thursday

    The outpouring of grief has been overwhelming, in the Forest City and in the rest of the country. After my dad's death, the highway didn't get widened, they never lowered the speed limit.
    Priyanka Chopra's new Hollywood movie 'A Kid Like Jake' trailer is here

    Priyanka Chopra's new Hollywood movie 'A Kid Like Jake' trailer is here

    Though Priyanka didn't have much to do in the trailer, it looks lovely and really a sensitive story that's needed to be told. Even though the film had Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the lead, it tanked miserably at the Box Office.
  • Body of Child Found Near NoCal River Where Valencia Family Vanished

    Body of Child Found Near NoCal River Where Valencia Family Vanished

    Jennifer and Sarah Hart and their six adopted children were believed to become at the moment; point from the SUV. Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of.102 at the time of the crash, California Highway Patrol Capt.
    6 powerful quotes Winnie Mandela will be remembered for

    6 powerful quotes Winnie Mandela will be remembered for

    He said Madikizela-Mandela was the embodiment of the saying, "behind every great man there is an even greater woman". Mourners at the Orlando stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg sang and danced to celebrate the life of their heroine.
    SC/ST Act: Centre files written submission in SC

    SC/ST Act: Centre files written submission in SC

    The ordinance route would be taken in case the Supreme Court refuses to review its judgment, he also said. The amendments under the Act were initially issued as an ordinance by the UPA government in March 2014.
  • Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc

    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc

    Total volume is the number of shares or deals that point towards the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. The stock has observed its SMA50 which is now -1.75%. (NASDAQ: FOX ) has risen 15.46% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending.
    Pence announces $16M in aid for refugees fleeing Venezuela

    Pence announces $16M in aid for refugees fleeing Venezuela

    White House aides said Pence's presence will reassure allies of the administration's commitment to the region. -Mexican border. Trudeau is also scheduled to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Friday to discuss NAFTA.
    Avengers Infinity War enlists Rana Daggubati's villainy as Thanos

    Avengers Infinity War enlists Rana Daggubati's villainy as Thanos

    With a series of ground-breaking and unique localisation initiatives, these movies set new benchmarks and took over the box-office in India.
  • Larry Nassar victim accuses MSU interim president of offering secret payoff

    Larry Nassar victim accuses MSU interim president of offering secret payoff

    I asked if we could speak to him, just so that I could introduce myself, as a Survivor of Larry Nassar . Engler didn't make any attempt to deny Lorincz's claims during the trustees meeting.
    Russia's lawmakers propose bans on U.S.  imports and investments

    Russia's lawmakers propose bans on U.S. imports and investments

    Syria and its ally Russia have denied such an attack took place, and Moscow has accused Britain of helping to stage the Douma incident to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.
    Jets dominate Wild to take 2-0 series lead

    Jets dominate Wild to take 2-0 series lead

    Like other sports, you have to win one in the other team's building. "All the matchups were hurting us [Friday]", Boudreau said. To wit, let's take a look at five players who have already wowed us so far in the National Hockey League postseason.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.