India’s making a push to get Apple and other big brands to switch production here as risks of manufacturing in China rise with trade tensions. Most recent win: iPhone XR now being made in India for the local market.
Apple iPhone XR is now being assembled in India after pictures of the phone’s boxes with the tag “Assembled in India” made it to the Internet. The iPhone XR was launched in 2018 and is still one of the most affordable iPhones available in India.
Foxconn’s Indian manufacturing unit has been tasked with assembling the phones locally which also meets the government’s guidelines on sourcing norms. This will also help Apple open its retail stores in India in the near future, which is something the Cupertino giant has been after for a while now.
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad met with the leaders of more than 50 phone and electronics companies last month to discuss their needs, they said. He told them Apple was hoping to make India a new major source of exports, a government official said.
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