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iPhones made in India start to be exported to Europe

Apple’s efforts to expand the production of iPhones in India may not have helped much, for now, in the growth of its sales domestically. On the other hand, iPhones 6s and 7 manufactured there are being exported and sold in European countries for some months, as disclosed by the The Economic Times.

Initially, Apple’s plans to manufacture iPhones in India were aimed at avoiding import taxes into the country and allowing the company to sell its devices at a more competitive price in the Indian market. It all started in 2017, when Wistron started manufacturing the iPhone SE there.

As much as sales in India have not risen, the export of Apple products manufactured in the region is a big step in solidifying the country as a production base. According to The Economic Times, however, the size of exports is still low – less than 100 thousand units per month.

Still, the Indian government is likely to be satisfied with the change. As we reported last week, the country will encourage foreign companies to invest in the region to boost the local economy. In the case of Apple, this is done indirectly through its suppliers installed there.

As for the production of top-of-the-line iPhones in India (and of the next models, which will be presented this year), the website states that Foxconn will be able to manufacture up to 250 thousand units per month, between 70% and 80% of which should be exported to other markets – not to mention the production of Wistron and Pegatron, which also intends to settle in Indian territory.

If that is indeed the case, Apple will begin to depend less and less on Chinese factories, avoiding the imbroglios of the trade war between the United States and China.


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