Apple will reportedly start to assembly iPhone X models in India

Isaac Cain
December 29, 2018

The analysts rule that the iPhone XR did serve to attract current Android users with its features and pricing and Apple was able to place the smartphone to appeal to potential OS switchers from Android.

The report also indicates that Foxconn will be responsible for manufacturing of iPhones in India as opposed to Wistron which is now manufacturing lower-end, budget iPhone models in the country.

Apple's high-end iPhone production is moving to India next year, according to a new report. An alternative for companies caught in the trade war crossfire is to up-sticks and manufacture in another country. CIRP reported in June that Android users were more likely to switch to Apple's cheapest model, which at the time of the report was the iPhone SE, because they were hesitant to splurge on the iPhone X. This second manufacturing unit outside of China by Apple is also considered as a smart move to help the Cupertino tech giant in a trade war between the U.S. and China, which reduces the impact on Apple, the report suggests. The Android camp has seriously upgraded and we now have some flagship Android phones which are up to par with the latest iPhones and are available for half the price.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment.

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Foxconn and Apple have neither confirmed nor denied the report as of now. The company reduced the prices for iPhone X previous year since it introduced new 2018 iPhones models globally.

"Based on the initial sales, iPhone XR took the same share of iPhone sales as earlier models in their first month on the market", CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz said. It is also unclear whether the production will be confined to assembly or include any component production in India.

Full details of Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear and could change.

It is not known if any of the iPhone assembly is being moved from existing Hon Hai factories in China and elsewhere. As well as India, reports suggest the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer is considering setting up manufacturing in Vietnam.

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