May 21, 2024
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Apple is reportedly ready to start making its premium iPhone models in India from the early 2019, The company has partnered with the local branch of Foxconn, according to a report from CNBC.

Apple has been assembling iPhones in India since 2017, starting with the iPhone SE and followed by the iPhone 6S earlier this year, the newly reported Foxconn partnership would see newer and more expensive iPhones, like the iPhone X, start to be assembled in India as well.

Now in recent years, the Indian government has put in place high tariffs on imported smartphones, while also offering cheaper import rates on smartphone parts in order to encourage manufacturers to build devices in India and drive the country’s manufacturing business. And to avoid those high tariffs Apple is starting building the iPhone SE and 6S in India.

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