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Apple Partner Wistron Opens Third iPhone Manufacturing Facility in India

Wednesday January 22, 2020 2:17 am PST by
Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in India is set to significantly boost its overall production capacity, following the construction of a third plant in the country. Wistron won approval to build the new smartphone factory in March 2019 and has already completed trial production at the plant, thanks to collaborative efforts by the Taiwanese firm's local team. According to Wistron company...

Foxconn Expected to Assemble Bulk of 2018 iPhones

Thursday July 5, 2018 7:14 am PDT by
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will assemble the majority of Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhones expected to launch in 2018, according to the Taipei Times, citing research from Fubon Securities. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai, will reportedly assemble all of the second-generation iPhone X, 90 percent of the so-called iPhone X Plus, and 75 percent of an all-new, lower-priced...

Apple Allegedly Suspended iPhone Production at Wistron Plant Over Use of Unauthorized Parts

Thursday March 15, 2018 1:24 am PDT by
Apple supplier Wistron has dismissed a report claiming operations at its China-based iPhone production plant have been suspended by Apple for alleged use of "unauthorized components". Taiwan's Chinese-language Commercial Times reported on Thursday that Apple ordered Wistron to halt production of iPhone 8 Plus handsets at its plant in Kunshan, China for two weeks pending a probe into alleged...

Apple Supplier Wistron to Explore iPhone 6s Assembly in India Following Plant Expansion

Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:07 am PST by
Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in India is closing in on a land deal in the tech hub of Bengaluru that will see the firm invest around $157 million to assemble iPhone SE and potentially iPhone 6s models on the site, according to Reuters. Unnamed Indian government officials on Wednesday reportedly confirmed the Taiwanese contractor's intentions, which could result in its iPhone SE assembly...

Apple Selects Wistron as First India-Based Supplier of the 2017 iPhone

Monday January 23, 2017 4:28 am PST by
Apple has tapped manufacturer Wistron as the first major supplier in India for this year's iPhone 8, following multiple reports that the company has been looking into manufacturing its products locally in the country. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Wistron will become the first original equipment manufacturer for 2017 iPhones, while Foxconn and a collection of other suppliers are being ...

Apple to Bolster Presence in India Through Tax Concessions and New Factories

Friday December 30, 2016 7:14 am PST by
Following reports this month that Apple has been in talks to manufacture its products locally in India, as well as set up a distribution center in the country, an article by Bloomberg today suggests that the Cupertino company is now asking India to offer up tax concessions on iPhones created within its borders. According to people familiar with the matter, Apple is asking for lower import...

Apple Demanding Price Cuts From Suppliers Ahead of iPhone 7

Tuesday July 5, 2016 5:48 am PDT by
Apple is demanding price cuts on components for the new iPhone from its overseas suppliers to maintain its high profit margins, despite a global slowdown in smartphone sales, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes. The report claims several large Taiwan-based component suppliers such as Foxconn, Largan Precision, and Pegatron have already been affected, while strong competition in Greater...

Apple Diversifies Suppliers for iPhone 7 Due in September

Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:16 am PDT by
Apple will rely on multiple manufacturing partners to assemble the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, including Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes. The new 4.7-inch model will reportedly be assembled by Foxconn and Pegatron, while the 5.5-inch model will be made by Foxconn and Wistron. Apple typically diversifies suppliers to aim for a smooth iPhone launch....

Apple Taps Second 'iPhone 5se' Supplier to Ensure Smooth Launch

Tuesday February 16, 2016 5:03 am PST by
Apple is adding Wistron as a supplier of the so-called "iPhone 5se," in addition to Foxconn Electronics (via DigiTimes). The latter will still lead production on the next-generation 4-inch iPhone, but Apple is ensuring that manufacturing goes as smoothly as possible by introducing a secondary supplier in Wistron. Apple has been trying to separate its orders to different ODMs to avoid risks....