New Delhi: US technology giant Apple has begun manufacturing iPhone 11 at Foxconn’s facility in Tamil Nadu, according to official sources. This is the fifth model of iPhone that Apple is manufacturing in the country.
Industry sources aware of the development told PTI that “Foxconn has been assembling iPhone 11 at the Sriperumbudur facility for a few months and the devices have been available in the market since last month. Foxconn also makes the iphone XR for Apple. Wistron makes iPhone 7.”
Apple and Foxccon did not comment on the matter.
According to Counterpoint research, Apple leads the ultra-premium smartphone segment—devices priced above Rs 45,000 a unit—driven by iPhone 11 shipments in the second quarter of 2020.
The iPhone 11 is available in India at a starting price of around Rs 68,000 a unit.
“The indian market is about 5-5.5 per cent of the global market. Global companies such as Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and others will be exporting in large volumes and value from India,” mobile devices industry body ICEA chairman Pankaj Mohindroo said.