Apple Starts Manufacturing iPhone 13 At Chennai Factory! But Only On Trial Basis
Apple has reportedly started trial production of the Apple iPhone 13 in India at the Foxconn plant near Chennai.
This is a big step towards the Make-in-India initiative!
As of now iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 are produced at the Foxconn plant and iPhone SE at the Wistron plant in Bengaluru. According to the Economic Times, the Cupertino, California-based US technology giant is planning to manufacture nearly all of its top-selling smartphone models in the country.
According to a source quoting unnamed industry experts, Apple aims to begin commercial manufacturing of the iPhone 13 in India in February for both the domestic market and exports.
Apple Starts Manufacturing iPhone 13 At Chennai Factory!
Apple has been able to secure a supply of semiconductor chips, which are in short supply around the world, which has aided in the planning of its growth into India.
Apple and Foxconn did not respond to email queries ET as of press time Monday.
Apple Does Not Plan To Make iPhone 13 Max And iPhone13 Max Pro In India!
The iPhone 13 is the most popular model in the iPhone 13 series in the country, and Apple has no plans to release the iPhone 13 Max or iPhone 13 Max Pro in the country.
According to the report, Apple has been locally manufacturing a new iPhone model within 3-4 months of its launch in the nation, citing market tracker IDC India’s research director Navkendar Singh.
“A lot of local production scaling up will depend on component availability,” Singh said. “The local production of iPhone 13 in India may ease a bit the low supplies in the country,” he added.