Apple will reportedly start to assembly iPhone X models in India

Apple iPhone XR was the top selling iPhone in the U.S. last month

Apple iPhone XR was the top selling iPhone in the U.S. last month

Apple's high-end iPhones will be assembled at Foxconn's facility in Sriperumbudur town of Tamil Nadu.

Apple already has a manufacturing unit in India through Wistron in Bengaluru, but it only makes low-priced iPhone SE and 6S models.

As far as we can tell, this is the first ad entirely dedicated to the iPhone XR released by Apple after the product's official introduction a couple of months back. Additionally, it is also not confirmed whether the production will be confined to assembly or include some component production in the country.

This may be part of Apple's efforts to move production out of Foxconn's plants in China, amidst the contentious US-China trade war.

While Foxconn was not new to India, it had chose to manufacture some of Apple's most expensive models, such as the iPhone X series, in the Southern Asian country beginning in 2019. The minister also said the expansion will create as many as 25,000 new jobs. However, in India, the new iPhones are way more expensive than the U.S. - thanks to our country's custom duty charges on imported consumer electronics.

According to one source that spoke with Reuters, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models - the iPhone X family.

It should be noted that it's now unknown whether Foxconn is planning to move its existing iPhone assembly from China to India.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment.

Full details of Apple's deal with Hon Hai are not yet clear and could change. Some reports suggest Apple has cut down on its production seeing the slack demand.

Apple shocked investors last month with a lower-than-expected sales forecast for the Christmas quarter that jolted parts suppliers across the world.

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