Published: Thu, December 27, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

IPhone XR is Apple’s biggest lure for Android lovers

IPhone XR is Apple’s biggest lure for Android lovers

The minister also said the expansion will create as many as 25,000 new jobs. This price may go down to $1000 Dollars once Foxconn starts making iPhones in India.

The Hindu newspaper first reported on December 24 that the Foxconn plant would begin manufacturing various models of the iPhone.

As per Counterpoint, Apple has emphasised on retailing lower-end phones in the Indian market as the fact that more than half of its sale volume is driven by models older than iPhone 8. Reuters is first to report the size of the investment and the kind of phones to be assembled.

Reuters reported that Foxconn now makes Xiaomi phones in India, while Apple already uses Taiwanese Wistron Corporation's facilities in Bengaluru to manufacturer the company's lower-end iPhone SE and iPhone 6S devices. Following the launch of the iPhone X in November of that year, those purchasing phones powered by Google's mobile operating system had made up 11 percent of iPhone buyers.

Apple's high-end iPhone production is moving to India next year, according to a new report.

Leading the transition for Android users is iPhone XR, a relatively cost-effective model that debuted alongside the iPhone XS and top-of-the-line iPhone XS Max this year, according to the survey by US-based research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).

The majority of Apple's iPhones are manufactured in Foxconn's Longhua Science and Technology Park in Shenzhen, China. However, the company has kept its higher-end iPhone production in China, where iPhones have been assembled since their initial release in 2007.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment for this story. It did not immediately respond to a request seeking confirmation that it was investing $356 million in Tamil Nadu.

Foxconn has previously expressed concern over demand for Apple's flagship devices.

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