- Currently, Apple has to pay 22 percent duty on the import of its phones in India
- Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet that Apple has started manufacturing iPhone-11 in India
The government's efforts to make India a manufacturing hub of the world in the field of mobile phones seems to be paying off. Apple Inc. has started manufacturing its best selling mobile phone model iPhone-11 in India.
It is expected that this will significantly reduce the price of the iPhone-11 in India. Currently, Apple has to pay 22 percent duty on the import of its phones in India. The company also plans to assemble its new iPhone-SE in India. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet that Apple has started manufacturing iPhone-11 in India.
It is being assembled by the company's supplier Foxconn at its plant in Chennai. For the first time, the company has started production of any of its high-end or expensive models in India. This move of the company will give a big boost to the Make in India initiative.
IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said in a tweet that Apple started production of iPhone SE in 2017, iPhone-S in 2018, iPhone-7 and XR in 2019 and iPhone-11 in India this year. This shows that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced mobile phone manufacturing in India. How hard you have worked to develop the system. However, this is just the beginning. Foxconn is one of Apple's top three contract manufacturer companies, which also manufacture the iPhone XR at the same plant in Chennai.
At the same time. Wistron, another contract manufacturing company, is producing at its Bangalore-based plant. The same company used to assemble the iPhone-SE and iPhone-6S earlier. Production of these two was discontinued last year.