Apple was trying to setup it’s manufacturing process for long time now in India but could not get in-terms with the Indian Government but now they have finally an agreement and the news that Apple will start assembling phones in India was announced by the IT minister for the Indian state of Karnataka, Priyank Kharge. The manufacturing will begin in state capital Bangalore, officially known as Bengalaru (which is the IT hub of India), by the end of April. Apple is said to be partnering with Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron for its Indian operations.
Kharge in a tweet stated that “Apple’s intentions to make iPhones in Bengaluru will foster cutting-edge technology ecosystem and supply chain development in the state,” Kharge said in a tweet, while also stating that Indian assembled Iphone’s will be foe the domestic market.
After reporting record revenues for the country Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that “I feel really good about how we’re doing [in India]” and also stated about it’s terms with the Indian Government “We are in discussions on a number of things, including retail stores, and fully intend to invest significantly in the country and believe it’s a great place to be.”
Although Apple still only has a small share in the Indian market due to high pricing of it’s devices, things could change after they start assembling iPhone’s in India which will eventually lead to decrease in price of it’s handset and might also lead to increase in sale’s. What do you think? share your views in the comment section.