Made-In-India iPhone 12 Will Reportedly Make It To The Market In Mid 2021

Aadhya Khatri - Aug 21, 2020


Made-In-India iPhone 12 Will Reportedly Make It To The Market In Mid 2021

It’s believed that Wistron, one of Apple’s suppliers, is conducting trial production for the upcoming iPhone 12 in its factory near Bengaluru

It’s believed that Wistron, one of Apple’s suppliers, is conducting trial production for the upcoming iPhone 12 in its factory near Bengaluru. Wistron is reportedly looking to recruit about 10,000 new employees for its India’s facilities.

iPhone 12 isn’t the first iPhone model to be made in India, in fact, it’s the seventh, but the upcoming handset is the first high-end device from Apple to be so.

Apple iPhone 12 made in India
iPhone 12 isn’t the first iPhone model to be made in India, in fact, it’s the seventh

Before the iPhone 12, Apple mostly manufactures older and low-cost iPhones in India, with production for the iPhone SE to start later this year.

According to a person familiar with how Apple conducts its business, the existing facilities in Bengaluru will be for making iPhone SE and the one in Narasapura will be dedicated to the manufacture of iPhone 12.

In an effort to minimize its production in China, Apple is moving fast to shift its manufacturing line to India. Samsung and Pegatron, another Apple’s partner, are thought to be setting up new facilities in the country while Foxconn has made public its plan to pour $1 billion in India after setting up its first plant in the country.

Apple iPhone 12 India
Pegatron, another Apple’s partner, is thought to be setting up new facilities in India

Initiatives like the PLI (short for production linked incentive) has made India a promising country for tech firms to set up their production line. PM Narendra Modi’s “Made in India” initiative requires foreign companies that want to sell in India to have 30% of their products locally made.

With Apple making iPhones in India, it’s believed that Indians will soon have the chance to but Apple’s devices at a more competitive price. This, considering the new iPhone features expected to be revealed this September, would be very good news for the many Indian Apple fans.

India has long been on Apple’s plan as it’s the second-largest smartphone market in the world. On average, one out of four Indians owns a smartphone, promising Apple millions of new users. The shift of production from China also reduces its reliance on the East Asian country.

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