Apple will start the Assembly of the iPhone in India in the coming months. According to The Walll Street Journal, citing informed sources. The first Apple factory due to open in Bangalore.
The production of the iPhone will Taiwanese contractor of Apple company Wistron Corp. The estimated model for the production — iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, in the three months to manufacture can prepare and iPhone model SE.
“It was made almost all the preparations for the launch of the first phase of the project with the participation of Apple Wistron” — said the source.
Apple did not confirm the information about the start of a particular production in India, but noted that the dialogue with the Indian authorities was constructive and open.
“We have worked hard to develop our operations in India. We appreciate the open and constructive dialogue and discuss with the government further expansion of our activities”, — said the press service of Apple, refusing further comment. Representatives of Wistron, said that “the future does not comment on rumors and speculation.”
Smartphone shipments to India grew last year by 18% against only 3% in the global market, according to data analysts. The main problem for Apple could be the high cost of smartphones. So, iPhone SE is currently $330, while the average price sold in India, the smartphone does not exceed $150.
According to analysts, Apple is opening a plant in India to occupy a place in the market in this country. While the share of corporations in the Indian market is not more than 5%, while the “Apple” giant hopes to surpass there own success in the Chinese market.
Manufacturing of smartphones in India will reduce their cost. In particular, the price of iPhone SE can be reduced by $100.