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Apple reportedly to start manufacturing iPhones in India

Apple reportedly to start manufacturing iPhones in India


Possibly as soon as the next two months

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Apple will begin to manufacture iPhones in India in the next two months, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The manufacturing duties will fall to Wistron Corp which will reportedly start manufacturing iPhone 6 and 6S models in the next four to six weeks, and iPhone SE devices in around three months.

Neither Apple nor Wistron responded to the WSJ’s requests for comment about details on either company’s specific plans for expansion in India. Adding manufacturing plants in India could help lower the cost of Apple’s popular smartphone in the country, which the WSJ notes has less than a 5 percent share of the market right now.

But while it seems that Apple is willing to expand operations to India, there’s still no indication that the company will be enacting a similar expansion to the US anytime soon, despite both rumors that the company was considering such a move, and the repeated comments from Donald Trump throughout his presidential campaign suggestion that Apple bring its manufacturing to the States.