“Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn will begin from July the commercial production of iPhone X range of smartphones for Apple from its 160-acre factory off Chennai, people aware of Foxconn’s India plans told ET,” Bharani Vaitheesvaran reports for Economic Times.
“‘Foxconn will begin with the iPhone X (range) from the Chennai plant. The plans are to step up production capacity and diversify to even higher models going forward,’ said an official privy to the company’s plans, on conditions of anonymity,” Vaitheesvaran reports. “Sustained increase in manufacturing will depend on, among other factors, the continuation of a favourable incentive regime into the next government, the official said.”
“The company began its India manufacturing journey through another Taiwanese company Wistron, which had started with the iPhone SE from its factory near Bengaluru two years ago and later advanced to iPhone 6S model,” Vaitheesvaran reports. “Wistron now makes iPhone 7, a sign analysts foresee as a bump-up in local manufacture of multinational technology companies keen on the Indian market.”
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It’s smart for both Apple and Foxconn to diversify assembly outside of China. There’s no sense having all of your eggs in one basket. — MacDailyNews, April 2, 2019
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