Apple iPhone 11 is now being manufactured in Chennai, reveals Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal
Apple is reportedly considering starting the manufacture of iPhone SE at the Wistron plant in Bangalore.
Foxconn's investment in the Sriperumbur plant, where Apple's iPhone XR is made some 50 km west of Chennai, will take place over the course of three years.
Foxconn chairman says India was a bright spot for development even though there was a “certain impact” at present due to the virus.
Apple's senior executives and some Indian government officials have reportedly discussed the move over the last few days.
The upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are expected to offer up to 6 GB RAM.
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To avoid the coronavirus spread, Samsung has also shut down its largest manufacturing facility in Noida.
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Due to the lockdown, Xiaomi has postponed its Mi 10 launch that was scheduled to take place on 31 March.
Over half of Foxconn's seasonal workforce in the country had restarted work following the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report
The iPhone 11, XR and 7 are unaffected by the price hike, as are MacBooks, iPads and the Apple Watch.
Samsung ended its own smartphone production in China last year as its market share plunged to nearly zero.
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Samsung relies on Chinese contract manufacturers for some low-end models
Xiaomi Corp, Huawei, and Oppo are all expected to announce flagship devices in the first half.
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Foxconn said that operation schedules for its facilities in China would follow the recommendations of local governments.
The Taiwanese smartphone company aims to gradually restart operations at factories in China next week.
India is the world’s biggest smartphone maker after China but is still largely dependent on China for supplies of parts.
A new coronavirus has killed 132 in China and affected nearly 6,000 people, with several other countries reporting cases as well.
Foxconn has been investing heavily in a variety of future transportation ventures for several years, including electric vehicle startups.
The Taiwanese electronics firm was previously reported to have backed out of its five-year investment.
Apple is expected to manufacture the newly launched iPhone 11 after iPhone XR in India.
The government wants global giants like Apple and Samsung to have a robust presence in India.