Apple plans to launch its latest iPhone 12 made in India version by the mid of next year, says a report. The company wants to produce iPhone locally hence has chosen the iPhone 12 series, one of the most anticipated models, to be made in India in the Narasapura plant in Bengaluru.
Last month Apple started production of iPhone 11 in India and now if the reports are to be believed, Wistron, an Apple supplier, will go ahead with starting the production unit and they will be ready for sale by next year around the same time. Wistron is Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer who is looking to hire over 10,000 employees with the total investment of manufacturing the devices reaching up to Rs 2,900 crores.
As far as manufacturing is concerned, the company plans to roll out the manufacturing of the devices by October this year with over 1,000 employees already working for it. The iPhone has been gathering its space in India. Earlier it started assembling iPhones in Chennai at the Foxconn plant for its models iPhone 11 and iPhone XR and plans to include iPhone SE, its mid-range device, by the end of this year.
iPhone 12 being made in India will benefit a lot of people and especially the price-conscious ones as the product within the country will let Apple evade 22 percent. With this Apple can relaunch in India with a more competitive price range and that will help increase Cupertino’s market share in India.
But Apple is hardly known for doing what is expected. It is highly possible that it does not reduce the prices rather markets the device in a manner that the Indian audience shifts to premium phones. Considering the wave in India and the anti-China emotion on the way, this will be a good opportunity for Apple to replace China with India and gain their trust.
It was already expected that the launch of the new iPhone series will be delayed and Apple’s Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri also confirmed it saying that the delay will be a few weeks.
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