Apple starts manufacturing of iPhone 11 in India - Startup Terminal

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Apple starts manufacturing of iPhone 11 in India

Chennai, India, July 26, 2020 - Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn has started building iPhone 11 units in a facility near Chennai in India. This is for the first time Apple has made one of its top-tier phones in India.


India’s Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal announced, “Significant boost to Make in India! Apple has started manufacturing iPhone 11 ₹63,900 in India, bringing a top-of-the-line model for the first time in the country.”

Apple has manufactured lower-priced iPhone models in India since 2017, and reportedly has been considering moving production of its more premium models there for some time. Apple started locally manufacturing iPhones in India in May 2017 with the iPhone SE at Wistron’s Bengaluru facility. It was later expanded to Foxconn’s facilities. Last year in October, Apple started manufacturing the iPhone XR locally in India.

Apple has Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron as suppliers for its iPhone models. In 2019, India was the second-biggest smartphone market in the world, ahead of the US, and second only to China. According to reports, Apple plans to scale up production in India, which would in turn reduce how much it depends on China, where most of its iPhones are currently made.