Apple has clarified that it has no plans to expand the models that the company is assembling in India as part of its ‘Make in India’ initiative. According to a report by The Economic Times, the company confirmed that it has no plans to assemble flagship products like the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus in India in the near future.
Government officials in Bengaluru stated that the iPhone maker will concentrate its efforts on iPhone SE for the Indian as well as overseas market. Apple is planning to start exporting the iPhone SE devices made in India to foreign markets.
This development comes almost two months after the company announced that it is starting the assembly of the iPhone SE in Bengaluru. A previous report hints that Apple has teamed up with manufacturing partner Wistron, using its facility in Peenya, Bengaluru. Government officials confirmed that Wistron has not issued any new requests pointing that Apple is sticking with the base model that is more than a year old.
Apple's move to stick to the assembly of iPhone SE works in accordance with its plans to expand its market share in India with the help of iPhone SE instead of the flagship models. The timeline is important to note because this would likely mean that the company is not planning to manufacture the upcoming flagship iPhone 8 in India.