In a major victory for the govt’s Aatamnirbhar India initiative, Apple began manufacturing one of its flagship devices, the iPhone 11, at Foxconn plant in Chennai. This is the first time that Apple has manufactured a top-of-the-line model in India.
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal announced the news on Twitter on Friday. Goyal wrote: " Significant boost to Make in India! Apple started making iPhone 11 in India and brought a top-of-the-line model for the first time in the country."
Before that, the Cupertino-based tech giant started assembling iPhone XR in India in 2019. In 2017, Apple started the domestic manufacturing of Apple iPhone SE 2016 in the Bangalore plant.
Apple also plans to make the iPhone SE 2020 in India in its Wistron plant near Bangalore.
Earlier this month, Foxconn, a leading Apple supplier, plans to invest up to $ 1 billion to expand its plant in India as it assembles iPhone models. Pegatron, the second-largest iPhone complex after Foxconn, was also reported to make some investment in the country and established a local subsidiary in the near future.
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