Apple is on the lookout for various countries where it can set up its production plants. The company is already manufacturing the old iPhone models in India and now according to reports, the tech giant is planning to locally produce the iPhone 12 series in India. The new ‘Made in India’ iPhone 12 models will be ready by the middle of next year, according to a report by Business Standard.
Wistron, which is Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer, is going to start the production of the new iPhones at the company’s Narasapura plant near Bengaluru. Reports suggest that there’s planned investment of over Rs2,900 crore, and Wistron has also plans to hire 10,000 employees for the company’s new plant. This manufacturing plant is expected to be fully functional by October this year.
iPhone 12 will going to be the latest to join the increasing lineup of Made in India iPhones. Apple has recently started assembling the iPhone 11 at the Foxconn plant in Chennai. Apple is also expected to start assembling the iPhone SE 2020 by the end of this year as well. The company has locally produced the iPhone 6s, iPhone and iPhone XR so far. Apple’s push for local manufacturing comes after the reports of the iPhone maker looking to shift reliance from China to the other countries. The local production of iPhones hasn’t necessarily decreased the prices of iPhones in India, even though the company is saving 22% on import duty.
And with the ‘Made in India’ iPhone 12 models, it’s going to become the fastest flagship iPhone model to be locally assembled in India. Apple is yet to launch their new iPhone 12 series which will be delayed this year by a few weeks because of the pandemic. The iPhone 12 launch event is said to take place on October 12 this year with pre-orders and delivery postponed until November for iPhone 12 Pro models.