Foxconn will start manufacturing the iPhone X and XS in India in the coming weeks — 2022
Numerous rumors suggested that India was going to be a key country for Apple, since they would assemble most of their iPhones here. There were many doubts surrounding these statements, but it seems that finally test production will start in the next few weeks . Currently in India Wistron would be in charge of producing the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s but this production would end up expanding eventually.
Bloomberg confirms that Apple will start assembling the last iPhones in India
According to a recent report from Apple, they would be promoting the implementation of Foxconn in India in order to start producing the company's high-end models such as the iPhone X and XS. today from Bloomberg have confirmed this information affirming that these plans would already be executed starting the initial production.
According to this report from Foxconn they would be a few weeks away from starting to produce the latest iPhone in India for being able to stimulate the sales of these devices in this country that we have already seen that they are not very good because of the purchasing power that their inhabitants have.
The first device that Foxconn would start assembling in India would be the iPhone X, as a test, specifically before starting mass assembly in factories located outside the city of Chennai. At the moment these plans are private and the sources have asked for discretion regarding their identity, although this would already be a reality.
There are several theories to hide this decision by Apple to open factories in India. The first is to be able to stimulate the sales of its devices that in recent years have suffered a decrease because of the Chinese models that are much cheaper. According to a study of the 140 million devices sold in this country, only 1.7 were iPhones.
The second theory, and the one I think is the main reason for making this decision is to diversify their factories. Currently the tension that exists between China and the US is quite strong and Apple does not want to find trade tariffs to be able to import iPhones assembled in China, so They must have a plan B and open these factories in case US-China relations take a turn for the worse. TheiPhone manufacturing processIt is not an easy process and that is why this logistics has to be very well planned.