Last week we reported that the Foxconn would soon be about to start manufacturing experimental high-end iPhones in India to know how to react to the market before further expanding production. Now the newspaper The Economic Times released exactly when this happens: in July this year.
An anonymous employee of Foxconn reported that the manufacturer hopes to increase production capacity over time and ?diversify it into even larger models going forward,? which also points to the assembly of the XS, XS Max and XR iPhones, and who you know, of future models of the gadget.
The employee also said that the increase in production capacity will depend on the tax incentives of the next government, which will be chosen after the elections of the new Indian Congress, which began yesterday (4/11). As we said, Foxconn has invested $ 356 million to expand an existing factory and take over new iPhone production, contributing to the creation of 25,000 jobs in the process.
The manufacture of iPhones in India is nothing new, and since 2017, another Apple partner manufacturer, Wistron, has been producing the iPhone SE from there. The following year, the company also started building iPhones 6s and 6s Plus, followed by iPhone 7.
With the expansion of Foxconn's activities in India, it is expected that the number of devices mounted in the country will grow exponentially. In 2018, about 290 million handsets were assembled in the country, a giant leap from 2014, when about 58 million smartphones were assembled there.
Update by Rafael Fischmann 4/15/2019 10:37 AM
Terry gou, CEO of Foxconn, confirmed today to South China Morning Post It is the giant that actually start mass manufacture of iPhones in India "soon". Specific models were not mentioned.
At the age of 69, Gou also announced that he will be leaving Foxconn this year, but intends to continue contributing to the company's future strategic decisions. He founded Foxconn in Taiwan in the year 1974.