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In a major impetus to the government’s Make in India initiative, Apple has begun manufacturing its flagship iPhone 11 at the Foxconn plant near Chennai. Notably, this is the first time that a top-of-the-line iPhone is being made in India
This development is significant since it comes at a time when the ties between the US and China are strained. According to a report, Apple would beef up the production of the devices in phases and could also export the made in India iPhone 11, thus, reducing its dependence on China. The move is also likely to result in the iPhone maker cutting the price of the model in the country as local production saves the tech giant 22 per cent import duty.
The iPhone maker already uses the Foxconn production plant to manufacture its iPhone XR in the country. With this, the Cupertino-based tech giant has joined the likes of Samsung and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi that have already invested crores to manufacture devices in India and cater to the growing demands of the users. Notably, Taiwan-headquartered Foxconn also manufactures devices for Xiaomi at its Andhra Pradesh manufacturing facility.
Meanwhile, the iPhone maker is also likely contemplating to make the new iPhone SE or iPhone SE 2020 at the Wistron plant near Bangalore. The facility was earlier producing the iPhone SE which was later withdrawn.
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