Apple to set up iPhone manufacturing unit in Karnataka soon

Karnataka government, in a statement, said: "Apple's intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which is critical for India to compete globally."

Apple to set up iPhone manufacturing unit in Karnataka soon

Finally, Apple's iPhones are set to be manufactured in India soon. Karnataka government on Thursday said it has welcomed a proposal from the Cupertino tech giant to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign the tech company is slowly moving forward with plans to assemble iPhones in the country.

Karnataka government, in a statement, said: "Apple's intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which is critical for India to compete globally."




"Apple's decision on initial manufacturing in Bengaluru has further enhanced the reputation of Bengaluru as the most preferred destination for foreign investment and further validation of the State Government Policies aimed at fostering manufacturing, innovation and investments in Karnataka," the statement added.

Late on Thursday evening, Priyank Kharge, Information and Technology Minister for Karnataka, said on Twitter, "Glad to announce initial manufacturing operations of the world's most valued company: Apple, in Karnataka". However, by Friday morning, the minister had deleted the said tweet.

The release said state ministers and officials had met with several senior Apple executives including Cupertino-based Priya Balasubramaniam, VP - iPhoneoperations, Dheeraj Chugh, director - iPhone operations, and Ali Khanafer, senior manager - government affairs (India and Middle East).