iPhone XR in India last week. The company plans to revive its sales by producing ‘Make in India’ iPhones. Apple has finally started selling the India-assembled iPhones.
Apple is working with the Taiwanese smartphone maker, Foxconn for the mass production of iPhones. The company has started trials of the production in India for several weeks. Apple has reportedly started the mass production of iPhone XR in India. The tech firm took trials for several weeks, it will continue to assemble the future iPhone models in the country.
Most parts of the iPhone are imported from other countries. Apple will put them together at the Foxconn plant. Apple is further expanding manufacturing in India to avoid the high levies on the import of full-built devices. The company is trying to meet the local sourcing norms, which will eventually help Apple in opening its own retail stores in the country.
iPhone XR boxes sold in India will come with an “Assembled in India” tag. The devices will be available in multiple chains of retails stores in India. iPhone XR will start from Rs 49,900. It was launched at a price tag of Rs 76,900; however, since its launch, the device has seen price cut. In the recent Diwali sale on Amazon and Flipkart, the smartphone was available for as low as Rs 39,999.
This is not the first smartphone that Apple is assembling in India. It started local assembly with the iPhone SE last year and included iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 in the local assembly later. Apple is looking at India as a global delivery market, especially while wanting to expand its manufacturing efforts beyond China.