The start of iPhone production is scheduled for the month of July in India. This is indicated by the famous newspaper Economic Times of the country, which ensures that this manufacturer will be borne by the main assembler Foxconn. The 65-hectare newly-built factory is located in the city of Chennai, in the southeast of the country.
Apple seeks to enter India
Foxconn will start with the iPhone X range at the Chennai plant. The plans are to increase production capacity and diversify towards higher-end models later.
So the Times tells us the statements of a person in the knowledge of the plans of Foxconn and Apple. It is to pay attention that the iPhone X is mentioned as a model to be manufactured, given that it has been discontinued by the Cupertino since September of last year. Although we all know that we can find units in different online or physical stores at a much lower price.
Making previous models is not a crazy plan that Apple has in India. In fact, another manufacturer also of the company is Wistron, they manufactured the iPhone SE. As with the iPhone 6s last year. All this revolves around the plan of the Cupertino to revive the sales of their products in a country that have not had the reception they expected.
Apple has been planning a new way to enter this market for some time since its presence is extremely limited. From internal issues such as the reorganization of the sales team to aspects of services (Apple Maps in India) and price adjustments (download of Apple Music and iPhone XR).
The fact that there are partners that manufacture in the country will ultimately enable the presence of official physical stores in India. Since local legislation says that foreign firms that want to sell their products in the country must manufacture a part of those products in India. With these beginnings, Apple could receive the green light to open its first stores in the Indian country.