Apple begins to make iPhone XRs in southern India amid US-China trade war
The tech company has started assembling the iPhone XR at a Foxconn facility near Chennai. This comes as Apple is…
The tech company has started assembling the iPhone XR at a Foxconn facility near Chennai. This comes as Apple is looking to shift its manufacturing from China and make India one of its key global production hubs.
The tech company has started assembling the iPhone XR at a Foxconn facility near Chennai.
This comes as Apple is looking to shift its manufacturing from China and make India one of its key global production hubs.
Confirmed: iPhone XRs, assembled in India for the first time, now available. https://t.co/4NcpLOSKNq pic.twitter.com/HmvSEgYuQq— Newley Purnell (@newley) October 21, 2019
Apple now has two of its big global contract manufacturers operating in India: Foxconn and Wistron.
Apple has started commercial production of the iPhone XR locally at the Foxconn facility near Chennai after undertaking trials for several weeks, reflecting a move up the manufacturing value chain in India.
Following this, Apple plans to start making the latest iPhone 11 series. — The Economic Times
It's here. One of the world's most sophisticated smartphones, now made in India as @PMOIndia looks for ways to bring big brands and jobs from China. https://t.co/QP491qdYhr pic.twitter.com/By1b2z7WBz— Eric Bellman (@EricBellmanWSJ) October 21, 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology:
“Apple is looking for alternative countries to shift some of its manufacturing out of China amid the trade war with the U.S.,” he said. “We are one of the big countries which can provide an alternative.”
Great news that the XR is now being assembled in India! Guessing the iPhone 11 will be assembled here too!— Bharadwaj (@techfocusindia) October 20, 2019
China’s dominance will be restricted to raw materials now. https://t.co/8Ox0mt8chS
PM Narendra Modi’s government has been trying to transform the country’s image as a difficult place to do business, promising a more predictable and open regulatory regime, a simpler corporate tax structure and incentives for targeted industries. The government’s effort has become more pressing as the country struggles with an economic slowdown. — The Wall Street Journal