In may of that year Apple will start trial production of the iPhone in India, hoping in this way to significantly strengthen its position in the dynamic market of this country. Previously it was assumed that the production of devices will begin in April.
iPhone will begin to produce in India next month, announced in Thursday’s edition of Economic Times. Before it was reported that the production can start in April. The Assembly of the iPhone will lead the Taiwanese firm Wistron plant, located in the Indian state of Karnataka.
“The application (Apple — approx. ed.) is not particularly advanced after the passage of the key ministries, namely the Ministry of industry, technology and Finance”, — quotes the edition of words of the source in the state government.
Earlier this year, Apple held talks with the authorities in new Delhi. The company planned to release from payment of customs duty on the Assembly components.
Apple makes a lot of efforts for business development in India, said earlier the representative of the American Corporation. Not revealed details of the Indian project companies. The representative of Wistron, said that the company does not comment on “rumors and speculation”.
For a long time the main source of growth for Apple was China, but now the sales fall there. Analysts believe that in India, the promotion of “Apple” products have traditionally been constrained by the very prosaic factors: equipment is too expensive for most Indians. It is expected that the local production will help to solve this problem.
According to weather experts, the Indian smartphone market this year will surpass the U.S. and become the world’s second largest after the Chinese.