Kolkata: As per Economic Times report, Apple has started making its flagship iPhone 11 at the Foxconn plant near Chennai, the first time it’s manufactured a top-of-the-line model in the country, marking a boost for the government’s Make in India initiative.
The production will be augmented in phases and Apple may consider exporting the India-made iPhone 11, reducing its dependence on China, two senior industry executives said.
Foxconn, or the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. are headquartered in Taiwan. Foxconn also makes phones for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi in India, at its Andhra Pradesh manufacturing facilities.
Apple is said to be considering a plan to make the new iPhone SE at the Wistron plant near Bengaluru, reported Economic Times.
The development paves way for localization of Apple’s manufacturing in the country and thereby taking advantage of benefits under the government’s production linked incentive (PLI) scheme.
Apple’s iPhone 11 is the biggest seller in India which was launched in last September. The locally made supplies have already reached stores.