We all are aware of the stark price difference of iPhones in markets like India and US, where the US market gets to buy an iPhone for a major discount. Now, if you have bought an iPhone in India, you may have felt that this is quite unfair, as in, you are having to pay a huge difference if you purchase it in India, now, you will not have to feel so, at least to some extent. It is being said that Apple is planning to start making iPhone 12 locally in India, which could ensure relatively (from last year’s launch pricing) reduced pricing of the upcoming iPhone models in India. What is this all about? Let us find out below.
iPhone 12 will be Made in India
According to a new report, Apple will supposedly make the iPhone 12 locally, with a new manufacturing plant that will be kicked off by Apple’s partner Wistron sometime in mid-2021. For context, the iPhone 11 and XR are currently being made in India, which has helped reduced the pricing of the same.
According to a report by the Business Standard, Wistron has plans to hire some 10,000 workers at a new facility in India, which is located in Narasapura of Kolar district in Karnataka, which is 70 km away from Bengaluru. There is already one factory at Peenya which produced the iPhone 7 and 6s in India.
The Union Minister of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad also mentioned earlier this month that Apple’s contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron had applied for a $6.64 billion (INR 49,768 Crores) scheme under the government’s PLI plan to embrace and expand local manufacturing in the country.
For some additional information, the iPhone 12, yet to be announced, will be the 7th iPhone model to be made in India. What are your thoughts on this new report? Do you think the pricing will vary in some major way? Let us know in the comments below.