Apple iPhone X Will Soon Be Made In India
Apple iPhone X will soon start its first assembling plant in India at a Wistron plant in Bengaluru.
As per the recent report by The Economic Times, Apple suddenly appears to have woken up by the fact that production of iPhones in India could help the company boost its sales. The manufacturing of the iPhone X is said to commence from July 2019 in Chennai.
This step is to increase the production and manufacturing of iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max in the country. This will eventually lead to an increase in sales for the company.
Apple will begin its manufacturing through a Taiwanese company, Wistron. It started with the iPhone SE in Bengaluru two years ago and later scaled to iPhone 6S model. Wistron is now into manufacturing of iPhone 7. From 58 million handsets in 2014 to 290 million handsets got assembled in India as per the data by the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association.
Pankaj Mohindroo, National President for ICEA said in an interview, “In the short-term, the Differential Duty and the Phased Manufacturing Programme worked as far as import substitution is concerned.” He further added, “The challenge is to move from 290 million to 500 million iPhones and then to one billion by 2025.”
It will be interesting to see how the plan works out.