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Wistron Resumes iPhone Production at Violence-Hit India Factory

Thursday March 11, 2021 2:39 am PST by
Apple supplier Wistron has reportedly restarted operations at its iPhone manufacturing facility in India, where workers caused widespread damage late last year over claims of unpaid wages. In a machine translation from Chinese-language paper United Daily News: Indian media reported that the local Minister of Industry, Jagadish Shettar, stated that Wistron had resumed production at the...
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Apple Set to Begin iPhone 12 Production in India

Tuesday March 9, 2021 3:40 am PST by
Apple will soon start flagship iPhone 12 production on Indian soil for local customers, the company said on Tuesday (via Punjab News Express). "We are proud to be starting production of ‌iPhone 12‌ in India for our local customers," Apple told the Indo-Asian News Service in a statement. "Apple is dedicated to making the best products and services in the world to delight our customers," the ...
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IDC: Apple Was Third Largest Seller of Tablets in India in 2020

Monday March 1, 2021 3:57 am PST by
Apple enjoyed considerable gains in the Indian tablet market last year, growing its market share and increasing shipments by 13% year-on-year, according to data from IDC. For the year, Apple replaced the local Indian maker iBall to become the third-largest shipper of tablets in the country. Compared to 2019, Apple saw its shipments of the iPad increase by 13%, but still "struggled with stock ...
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iPhone Production in India Reportedly Impacted By Tensions Along Chinese Border

Friday February 19, 2021 12:43 am PST by
Apple's iPhone production in India is starting to feel the impact of geopolitical tensions between India and China, due to limitations in the issuances of entrance visas, the South China Morning Post reports. India and China have been in a state of heightened tension following clashes at the border earlier last year. India has banned a number of Chinese apps, and is now issuing visas to...
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iPhone Assembler Pegatron Acquires Land for Production Base in India

Thursday February 18, 2021 3:04 am PST by
Apple supplier Pegatron says it has spent $14.2 million to buy the rights to use a plot of land for building a factory in Channai, India. Via a DigiTimes report: Pegatron will set up a manufacturing base on the factory site mainly for production of iPhone smartphones, with production to begin the earliest in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources, adding Pegatron plans to...
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Apple Lobbies Indian Government to Begin Local iPad Production

Thursday February 18, 2021 12:41 am PST by
Apple is looking to begin iPad production in India by participating in a new government proposed scheme to increase India's exports of computer parts and products, according to sources cited by Reuters. Last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new PLI (performance-linked incentive) scheme to encourage major companies, such as Apple, to produce more products in the country. ...
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Apple Supplier Wistron 'Working Hard' to Raise Standards at Violence-Hit India Factory [Updated]

Tuesday February 9, 2021 12:07 am PST by
Apple supplier Wistron said it plans to restart operations at its iPhone manufacturing facility in India, where workers caused widespread damage late last year over claims of unpaid wages. In a statement given to Reuters, the Taiwanese company said it was working hard to raise standards and fix issues at the plant in Karnataka's Kolar district. "We are looking forward to restarting our...
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Apple Shifting More iPhone and iPad Production to India and Vietnam

Wednesday January 27, 2021 11:14 am PST by
In an effort to diversify its supply chain and manufacture more products outside of China, Apple this year plans to ramp up production of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices in India and Vietnam, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. iPad production in Vietnam is set to start as early as the middle of 2021, and the shift will mark the first time that a large number of devices will be...
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Research Suggests Apple Doubled Its Market Share in India Last Year

Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:31 am PST by
Apple's market share in India increased from 2% to 4% in the quarter that ended in December, based on data collated by research firms Counterpoint and Cybermedia. As reported by TechCrunch, Apple shipped more than 1.5 million iPhone units in India in the quarter, up 100% year-on-year, making this its best quarter in the country to date. According to the data, Apple managed to double its...
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Indian Workers Ransack Wistron iPhone Production Plant Over Unpaid Wages

Monday December 14, 2020 12:24 am PST by
Workers reportedly went on the rampage at an iPhone production plant in India on Sunday and caused widespread damage to the Wistron-run factory over claims of unpaid wages. Video posted on social media showed smashed CCTV cameras and glass panels, broken lights and upturned vehicles at Wistron's manufacturing facility in Bangalore. According to the Times of India, many of the 2,000...
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iPhone Assembler Pegatron Reportedly Readies $150m Investment in India

Monday November 23, 2020 3:10 am PST by
Apple assembly partner Pegatron's board of directors is said to have approved a proposal to spend $150 million to build a manufacturing plant in India. The new facility is expected to begin production in the second half of next year or in early 2022, with more investments planned in the country over the next two years, reported India's Economic Times, citing unnamed executives. Pegatron,...
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Apple Offering Free AirPods With iPhone 11 Purchase in India as Part of Diwali Celebration

Friday October 16, 2020 12:35 pm PDT by
Apple today launched a new Diwali promotion in India that will see the company providing customers with a set of AirPods with the purchase of any iPhone 11 model. The new iPhone 12 models are not part of the promotion. Apple is offering the standard ‌AirPods‌ With Charging Case free with purchase, but customers can choose to upgrade to the ‌AirPods‌ with Wireless Charging Case or the AirPods ...
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Apple Offering Free AirPods With iPhone 11 Purchase on Indian Online Store Beginning October 17

Sunday October 11, 2020 9:40 am PDT by
Apple will be offering customers of its newly launched Indian online store free AirPods with an iPhone 11 purchase beginning on October 17. Apple has yet to publish full details about its Diwali offer, and the promotion's end date is unknown at the current time. Though not explicitly specified, it is likely that the company will extend the offer to iPhone 11 Pro purchases as well. Launche...
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Apple's Online Store Launches in India

Tuesday September 22, 2020 11:10 pm PDT by
After announcing last week that it would be launching its online store in India on September 23, the store has now gone live, opening up direct sales for Apple in a largely untapped market with significant growth potential. As in other countries, Apple's Indian online store offers a full range of Apple products and accessories, with shopping assistance from Apple Specialists, free no-contact ...
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Apple Bringing Online Store to India on September 23

Thursday September 17, 2020 6:42 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that it plans to open its online store in India on Wednesday, September 23, providing customers located in India with a way to purchase iPhones, Macs, iPads, and more directly from Apple. "We're proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities," said Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of Retail + People....
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India Bans 118 Apps, Including PUBG Mobile

Wednesday September 2, 2020 7:40 am PDT by
India has today banned 118 apps, including the popular game PUBG Mobile, according to Medianama. The apps were accused of being engaged in activities "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order" by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Thus far, the Indian government has banned 224 apps this year, mainly...
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Bloomberg: Apple to Open India Online Store Next Month

Tuesday August 25, 2020 3:42 am PDT by
Apple is preparing to open its first online store in India next month, according to a new report today from Bloomberg. Apple Inc. is poised to open an online store for the first time in the fast-growing smartphone market of India next month, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, taking advantage of a relaxation of once-strict prohibitions against foreign direct retail. The...
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Apple Confirms iPhone SE is Now 'Assembled in India' For Local Customers

Monday August 24, 2020 7:53 am PDT by
Apple today confirmed that its second-generation iPhone SE is now being assembled in India for orders placed within the country. In a statement shared with The Times of India, Apple said "iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price and we're excited to be making it in India for our local customers." The new iPhone SE is being assembled by ...
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'Made in India' iPhone 12 Reportedly Coming Mid-2021, Trial Production Already Underway

Wednesday August 19, 2020 8:13 am PDT by
Apple plans to roll out an iPhone 12 made exclusively in India by middle of next year, according to Business Standard. Apple supplier Wistron has apparently begun trial production of the ‌iPhone 12‌ already at a new facility near Bengaluru. Wistron has reportedly set about hiring as many as 10,000 new staff for manufacturing facilities in India. The ‌iPhone 12‌ would be the seventh iPho...
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Apple Supplier Wistron Hiring Up to 10,000 Extra Staff to Build iPhones in India

Monday August 17, 2020 4:21 am PDT by
Apple partner Wistron is reportedly hiring up to 10,000 extra staff to man its iPhone plant in Narasapura, India, claims a new report today. According to The New Indian Express, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer is expected to start the commercial production of iPhones at its plant in the Kolar district in the next few days. The manufacturing facility in Kolar is expected to generate...