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Apple to begin manufacturing iPhones in India by April 2017


According to the TimeofIndia, Apple plans to make iPhones in India at Bengaluru by April 2017. Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM maker for Apple, is setting up a facility in Peenya, the city's industrial hub, to manufacture the iPhones and will start production from next April 2017. Along with that the company has already posted a handful of job listings in the country with various positions like iPhone Operations Manager, Operations Program Manager including Vendor Manager, Regional Field Sales Manager, Site Reliability Engineer, Partnership Manager, Demand Generation Program Manager, Software Engineering Lead, and several others. This is great news for Indian people having an opportunity to work in Apple Company.

Apple plans to make iPhones in India at Bengaluru by April 2017. Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM maker for Apple, is setting up a facility in Peenya, the city's industrial hub, to manufacture the iPhones and will start production from next April 2017

Top sources in the company confirmed to TOI that Apple is "very serious" about beginning assembly operations —and thereafter full manufacture — in India by the end of next year. "Bangalore is being looked at seriously," said multiple sources within the company. Local manufacture will help Apple price its phones competitively as full imports attract 12.5% additional duty.

As earlier Foxconn, Apple's largest Taiwan-based OEM committed to set up a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra India. It is said that it will mainly focus on producing iPhones on a plant built in Maharashtra but sources say Foxconn has tied up with other players like Xiaomi and OnePlus for local manufacture and not necessarily to only make Apple products there.
Apple setting up a base to build iPhones in India is a big deal for the company, as India is another basically untapped market for the company, which will open in a big way once it can avoid that import tariff. It’s also been a long time coming for the Cupertino-based company, which has been trying to manufacture, and sell, its iPhones in India for quite some time now.

This will be Apple's second big announcement for Bengaluru. In May, Apple announced a design and development accelerator in the city to grow the iOS developer community and also to guide Indian developers to leverage Apple's programming language Swift and build apps for Apple TV and Apple Watch. The facility will open early next year.

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