Foxconn to Begin Production on iPhone X in India This July

Foxconn is set to begin production of the iPhone X in India this July, according to a report by The Economic Times. Production will take place at Foxconn's Chennai plant in eastern India.

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According to an official with knowledge of the company's plans, Foxconn hopes to step up production capacity and "diversify to even higher models going forward." Today's report sees Foxconn's plans to move some of its production outside of China begin to take shape, following the manufacturer's trial production of the iPhone X earlier this month.

News about Foxconn's plans to produce high-end iPhones in India emerged late last year. According to a Reuters report, Foxconn invested $356 million to expand an existing plant and take on the new ‌iPhone‌ production, creating as many as 25,000 jobs in the process.

Foxconn has been considering expanding its production plants in India as a way to diversify its supply chain away from China, where most of the Taiwan-based firm's facilities currently reside. Apple manufactures most of its iPhones through Foxconn, but the latter's growing India base provides security in the face of Apple's vulnerability to rising U.S.-China tensions over trade and technology.

Previously, Apple partnered with Wistron to produce iPhones in India, including the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. When building iPhones in India, Apple is able to avoid import duties placed on imported smartphones and their components. More production in the country also helps Apple meet India's 30 percent local sourcing requirement that would allow Apple to open its own local retail stores.

Production of the ‌iPhone‌ X family in India appears to be part of Apple's revamped India strategy, which also includes better and longer-lasting retail deals with higher sales targets, the opening of official Apple retail stores in India, "overhauling" the company's relationship with independent retailers, and improving apps and services "aimed more closely at Indians." Due to the high price of iPhones in India, and other reasons, Apple has continually struggled in the country, leading to the new strategy.

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Top Rated Comments

Jsameds Avatar
68 months ago
I thought iPhone X was discontinued?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ROGmaster Avatar
68 months ago
I don't understand why Apple fails in the India market at all.. is it their prices?

India seems to be pretty open to western culture as a whole.. you would think Apple would have an easier time in that market than China.
Well the iPhone Xs is around 30% more expensive than the newly launched Galaxy S10 Plus in India.
And the Galaxy S10 Plus actually competes with the Xs Max which is almost 40% more expensive.
It looks like Indians are voting with their wallets.
( I took the prices from Flipkart)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
68 months ago
I don't understand why Apple fails in the India market at all.. is it their prices?

India seems to be pretty open to western culture as a whole.. you would think Apple would have an easier time in that market than China.
I think it's pricing and strategy. It's easy to say the pricing is too high for the market, cuz it is. Even Cook says so. Apple's gradually lowering pricing to help address the issue. The strategy issue was Apple's biggest misstep in my opinion. They approached India with the same strategy they'd approach any other market. Basically, "we're Apple and we want to do A, B, and C so we're going to need you to do X, Y, and Z so we can get this ball rollin' P, D, and Q. India said: 1. Kick rocks. 2. You will be required to do what all other foreign vendors are required to do or 3. see 1.

Instead of going against the grain and trying to do things their way, Apple is now going with the grain. I think the goal is to position itself to get Apple store in India. To do that, they're going to have to toe the line
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canezmd Avatar
68 months ago
Wait.... so they can build an iphone in India, but not in the United States???
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EvilEvil Avatar
68 months ago
I don't understand why Apple fails in the India market at all.. is it their prices?

India seems to be pretty open to western culture as a whole.. you would think Apple would have an easier time in that market than China.
It's a 3rd world country. Only the uber rich can afford iPhones there.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rockarollr Avatar
68 months ago
Hopefully this means Apple will be supporting the iPhone X well into the future. I don’t plan on upgrading my $1200 phone any time soon. It already does more than I need it to do. It also won’t be completely paid off until this coming November.

This appears to be somewhat good news for everyone still holding onto (and still paying for) their “original” iPhone X.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)