The 'i' in iPhone 11 now stands for India-made: Apple for the first time makes a top-of-the-line model in the country
KOLKATA: Apple has started making its flagship iPhone 11 at the Foxconn plant near Chennai, the first time it’s manufactured a top-of-the-line model in the country, marking a boost for the go nment’s Make in India initiative.
Production will be stepped up in phases and Apple may consider exporting the India-made iPhone 11, reducing its dependence on China, two senior industry executives said.
The company hasn’t cut prices as it also sells iPhone 11 handsets made in China in India but industry executives said that could be an option later on. Local production saves Apple 22% import duty.
Apple makes flagship iPhone 11 at Foxconn plant in India
Apple is said to be considering a plan to make the new iPhone SE at the Wistron plant near Bengaluru, the executives said. The unit used to produce the earlier iPhone SE, which was been withdrawn.
这些高管称，据说苹果正在考虑在班加罗尔附近的纬创科技工厂生产新iPhone SE的计划。该工厂曾生产早期的iPhone SE，该机型曾被召回。
The latest move marks the growing localisation of Apple’s manufacturing in the country, where it’s keen to take advantage of benefits under the go nment’s production linked incentive (PLI) scheme. The move also helps expand Apple’s production base beyond China at a time when Sino-US ties have soured, an executive said.
Apple India didn’t respond to queries.
ET had earlier reported that Apple plans to expand manufacturing in India. Another of its contract manufacturers, Pegatron, recently registered a subsidiary in the country.
Of the three new models Apple launched in September, the iPhone 11 is the biggest seller in India. Supplies of the locally made device have already reached stores, said the people cited above. Apple makes two other handset models in the country — the iPhone XR at the Foxconn plant and the iPhone 7 at the Wistron factory.
在去年9月份推出的三款新机型中，iPhone 11是印度销量最大的。上述知情人士说，这款在印度生产的手机已经配送到各商店。苹果在印度还生产另外两款手机——富士康工厂生产iPhone XR，纬创资通工厂生产iPhone 7。
Nice step, March on India.
This is a welcome move. Apple should expand its manufacturing base within India, and supply to the global market. Other companies should follow suit.
Apple has to enforce its contract manufacturers to localize and produce all infill ancillaries to the iPhone in India itself.
the NDA Govt again proving it's indispensability
Apple should start an economy brand called guava to beat Xiaomi &1
All wretched lies. Why would a giant like Foxconn come & produce in a sh*t hole like India?
Good news. However it should be ensured that all components are manufactured in India.
where is the proof foxcon plant is producing iPhone in India ..do you have photos of their assembly line
Jagadish Nayak B
This question sounds like Rahul Gandhi's. You establish your locus standi...then ask the question. A Company like Apple may not flash out fake stories.
Apple is bellwether in technology. it's actions will be closely watched by other companies in whole world. If Apple ramps up production of its flagship product in India, that will be best marketing for Make in India initiative. More companies will come to India. That will lead to lots of ancillary industries coming up and huge job creation.
Welcome iPhone to India......it’s a late but good step. We Indians are a big market & prefer to buy Indian made products now onwards. I m using an Apple iPhone XR & will eagerly wait for MADE & MANUFACTURED IN INDIA iPhone’s. Chinese products are often inferior & low quality.
欢迎iPhone来到印度，虽然有点晚，但这是很好的一步。我们印度是一个巨大的市场，现在印度人更愿意购买印度制造的产品。我现在用的是iPhone XR ，迫不及待想用印度制造的iPhone。中国生产的手机都是劣质的。
how about making in India, the electronic components like Tr, Diodes, Coils & the passives
Samsung has set up a LARGEST MOBILE PHONE Company at Noida, India.... to manufacture 120 million Mobile Phones.....APPLE should also make 120 million Mobile Phones in India as Samsung is Apples Global Competitor.
Good. Main criteria to check is how many jobs are created and how many ancillary units manufacturing components come up.
Thank you Apple. Will never in my life buy an India made phone. For me Foxconn China has been doing a great job. Don't spoil my mood please with this India made sh*t.
Modi Ji has done it. His efforts have persuaded Apple to produce the best in India
Francis S Victor
Not limited to iPhone, India should attract all US based manufacturers to set up their base in India. Govt should ensure hassle free service is provided to such industry. Otherwise small countries like Vietnam would hijack them with high incentives.
apple needs to rapidly open retail stores in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi.
This is very critical time,
go nment need to do more to create good manufacturing environment in India .
Harshad B Chauhan
Until and unless all parts are not made in India, beating China will not be successful.
Indian assembled, not made. Basic parts and microchips etc are still manufactured nowhere else but China.
Boycott China is the new mantra. Indians are avoiding chinese products just like Carona and the World too must emulate. Hit them where it Hurts the most.