The production for iPhone 11 units has begun in Chennai in India. This is the first time Apple has ever ventured into that geographical location.
If you thought that this plan was sudden then you’re probably mistaken. Apple has actually been planning to shift in India for quite some time now. In reality, it has been producing lower-priced iPhone models in the space since 2017.
Do you know that last year India was the second-biggest smartphone marketplace in the world? It came second to China, even a position ahead of the US. Thus, reviewing the stats, Apple planned to scale its manufacturing business in India so as to reduce the burden of China where most of the phones are currently being made.
However, it is essential to notice that although Apple takes the top spot for top-tier phones market in India, it only holds about one percent share of the total market there. To be fair, the price makes this product out of reach for the normal public there.
But by selling locally produced phones in India, Apple can avoid 20 percent import duty that India currently imposes on all internationally-designed electronics. There’s no confirmation whether the products will be sold for sale for now.