Apple has been promoting the possibility of making iPhones in India in order to reduce the cost of selling iPhones in India, and has successfully made old low-end models such as the iPhone 6S in India. Since last year, there have been rumors that Apple plans to produce its flagship iPhone models in India, such as the iPhone x, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XRS.
Now, the rumor seems to have come true. According to foreign mediareportAfter weeks of testing, Foxconn's plant in Chennai, India, has officially started production of the iPhone XRS, and the latest iPhone 11 series may also be in trial production here. Due to the more complex process required to make the flagship iPhone, the current product line is limited to the Foxconn factory in Chennai, while the low-end models are manufactured by wicz.
Although Apple's local production of iPhones in India can bring about a tax cut of about 20%, this will not lead to a reduction in the price of iPhones. These flagship iPhones will be sold to other regions such as Europe in addition to India.
Thanks to the price reduction of iPhone x R and the more affordable price of iPhone 11, iPhone x R and iPhone 11 continue to sell well in India. On the first day of the iPhone 11 series, local media in IndiareportThis may further increase the share of iPhone in the Indian market. According to previous data, the market share of iPhone in India is only 2%, and the high-end mobile phone market in India is currently dominated by Canada and Samsung.