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Apple starts assembling iPhone 11 in India: Here’s everything you need to know

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Apple has been anyway said to distance itself from China by moving its manufacturing and assembling plants to India and other countries.

Until now it was only a rumour that Apple will start assembling its last year’s ‘budget’ smartphone, iPhone 11, in India. Now a report from the Economic Times seems to have confirmed it. Apple has been anyway said to distance itself from China by moving its manufacturing and assembling plants to India and other countries. It is also a part of the ongoing relations between the US and China.

So, instead of juggling through articles and catching up with the news, here are a few points on Apple assembling iPhone 11 in India along with some background.

-Apple iPhone 11, which launched alongside the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, will be assembled by Foxconn at its Chennai plant. Foxconn is also responsible for manufacturing several other products for Apple. However, the manufacturing of newer iPhones doesn’t take place in India yet.

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-The report states that Apple plans to increase its production in a phased manner. This also means that more iPhone 11 assembled here, more it gets shipped across India and on a global scale as well.

-The confirmation also comes via the official handle of the office of Piyush Goyal, minister of railways and commerce & industry. “Significant boost to Make in India!” he tweeted.

-However, Apple iPhone 11 is not the only new iPhone to be assembled here. Report speculates the company to assemble it’s this year’s iPhone SE in India as well. The details are scarce for now.

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-While the new iPhones are being assembled, Apple is already manufacturing the older ones in India. This includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone XR. And the list may expand considering manufacturing is priority in India. 

"I think India is a very important market in the long-term. It's a challenging market in the short-term. But we're learning a lot. We have started manufacturing there which is very important to be able to serve the market in a reasonable way. And we're growing that capability there," Cook had said in the Apple earnings call in May this year.

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