Future iPhone Models Could be Assembled in India
If I flip my iPhone it tells me that my model was “designed by Apple in California, assembled in China.” If some of the reports circling the internet are to be believed, this could soon be changed to “designed by Apple in California, assembled in India.”
According to this Indian website, the Chief Minister of one of their states, Maharashtra was recently in discussions with Foxconn, a Taiwanese company that currently assembles iPhone models for Apple in China.
The Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has apparently visited one of the plants of Foxconn in Henan, China and stated that they are discussing setting up a plant in Maharashtra.
Delving further into the details, Fadnavis says that the plant could be set up in the cities of Pune or Aurangabad – that if if the deal doesn’t fall through for any reasons.
Right now, the biggest concern of Foxconn will be the volatile nature of the Indian currency, alongside an overall cheaper deal than what they are getting out of China which is surely going to be a challenge.
However, just to give you a context, opening a new factory like that is not something new. They already have units in China, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, USA and Pakistan.
They deal in numerous products and iPhone is one of them; moving on, I think an announcement will be on its way soon and only then will it be clear whether the said facility is going to assemble Apple’s phones or something else.