Apple to begin locally manufacturing iPhone 6S Plus in 2 weekstechnicalstudio | April 15, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles
Apple just began testing its production of the iPhone 6s Plus in India.Smartphone sales are higher than ever and the government is cashing in on the opportunity to push the Make in India initiative even further by imposing higher customs on the import of components.
Since then, Xiaomi has already announced three new manufacturing units in India. And now, according to an ET report , Apple announced that it has begun testing iPhone 6s Plus production in Bengaluru. Wistron is Apple’s contract manufacturer in India and the commercial production of the smartphone is speculated to start in a few weeks.
It’s also in conversation with Flex and Foxconn to look into manufacturing components, because as of now, not all the parts that are required for the iPhone 6s Plus are available locally.
Why local manufacturing
Producing the smartphone locally can potentially bring the price of the iPhone 6s Plus down by nearly 5-7%. It may seem like a minute variation, but it will allow Apple to compete at prices which are at par with the OnePlus and Samsung flagship models.
This article was sourced fromTechRadar