Apple plans to start manufacturing iPhones in India in late April 2017. It is not a sudden decision. The technology giant has been waiting for the approval from Government of India. Finally, the IT minister of Indian state of Karnataka Priyank Kharge has said that India will soon host the Apple as the manufacturer of iPhones. The phones will be assembled in India.
Apple will join hands with Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron for its operations in India. It is also reported that the company is in talks with its customary partners to join this deal. The partners include Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd; also known as Foxconn.
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Apple does not only plan to manufacture devices but it is having long-term intentions. The company aims to extend its market in India.
CEO of Apple, Tim Cook said,
I feel really good about how we’re doing in India.
We are in discussions on a number of things, including retail stores, and fully intend to invest significantly in the country. And believe it’s a great place to be.
Apple gained the tenth position in the most sold brands and no doubt 2.5 million units that were shipped in India contributed to its position. Apple wants to explore their Indian market.