Soon, Apple iPhones to be made in namma Bengaluru
Apple�s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron is reportedly setting up a plant at Peenya in Bengaluru to manufacture or assemble iPhones for the tech giant.
If reports are true, Bengaluru will soon boast of being India’s first Apple iPhone manufacturing place.
According to a report in The Times of India, Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron is setting up a plant at Peenya in Bengaluru to manufacture or assemble iPhones for the tech giant.
While Apple declined to comment on the news, the report quoted industry sources as saying that production at the plant will start as early as April 2017.
Local manufacturing will make Apple products cheaper in India, as imported goods have a 12.5 per cent duty on it. This would make its products more competitive in the India market, where it already enjoys a good market share in the top-end price brackets.
Exactly a year ago, Apple had sought government permission “to import and sell its certified pre-owned iPhones in India; manufacture and sell its certified pre-owned iPhones in India.” An earlier plan of the kind was turned down by the government in July 2015.