Apple is ready to set up a manufacturing unit to make iPhone 6s plus in India. At a time when the smartphone market is getting overcrowded with brands, Apple has always set itself apart with its class and quality. However, Apple was never an affordable brand which made it a brand for the elites and not the masses. This might change the decision of Apple to make iPhone 6s plus in India. It can considerably bring down the price and place it somewhere in the mid-range.
Apple has been manufacturing iPhone SE from the plant in Bengaluru. The reports suggest, Wistron the contract manufacturer for Apple in India based out of the plant in Bengaluru are likely choice. Apple is also in talks with companies like the Salcomp and Shenzen YUTO packaging technologies in India. They are likely to aid Apple in making of the adapters and chargers and handle packaging for iPhone 6s plus. Both of the companies are based out in India and are operating with Apple. However, as of now, parts are to be imported from China and assembled in the plant based in Bengaluru, India.
The Significance of Apple’s decision to make iPhone 6s Plus in India
The decision of Apple to make iPhone 6s plus in India is a step to counter the hike of duty charges on the imported smartphone India imposed recently. This has caused makers like Apple to see a drop in sales. With other brands being competitive in India having their own manufacturing unit based locally.
India is also among the markets with top smartphone consumers and iPhone 6s plus is among Apple’s bestselling devices. According to reports, it is believed the local manufacturing of the iPhone 6s plus can bring down the price of the device to a mid-range level where it can be more competitive. The two conjunctions of Apple’s trust and lower price in India means Apple can expect a great year in sales.
We will keep an eye on the latest development from our sources. For now, it is believed Apple to start a trial run within weeks.