Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Apple reportedly starts assembling iPhone SE in India, shipping begins next month
Apple got the green light from the Indian government to manufacture iPhones in India back in April. Now, after months of speculation, Apple has finally started assembling iPhones in India.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple's manufacturing partner Wistron has completed local assembly of a trial batch of iPhone SE in a facility in Karnataka. This is first time Apple has manufactured iPhones outside China.
The report says that Apple will start shipping 'Made in India' iPhone SE models to customers later this month. Retail stores, across the country are expected to get the first batch of 'Made in India' iPhone SE this week or next week.
Apple started manufacturing iPhones in India to lower the prices to boost its sales. India is one of the market where the iPhones are priced much higher compared to other countries.
There's no word regarding the price of the iPhone SE, but it should cost less. Apple launched the iPhone SE in India at Rs. 39,999 last year in India. However, currently the 32GB Space Grey iPhone SE sells for around 22,000. This means the 'Made in India' iPhone SE will cost below Rs. 22,000.