- Two additional iPhone production facilities in India to enable production of all iPhones in India
- Government has greenlit a Wistron manufacturing facility.
- The move could lower iPhone prices in India significantly.
Apple iPhones in India are sold at ultra premium prices owing to the high import duty slapped on them by the time they reach the country’s shores. While Apple does manufacture the compact iPhone SE as well as its 2015 flagship, the iPhone 6s, in India, the newer and more premium iPhones still cost the proverbial kidney to purchase. This might change very soon as a new report from Phonearena points out that the Ministry of Information Technology has greenlit an additional Wistron manufacturing unit. Wistron is a Taiwanese Apple manufacturer which also assembles the iPhone 6s in India. This new Wistron facility will be deputed to manufacture the iPhone 8 in India.