Apple has begun manufacturing one of its flagship devices, iPhone 11, at the Foxconn plant in Chennai, to win the Aatamnirbhar India Government initiative. This is the first time that Apple has produced a top-of-the-line model in India.
Trade Minister Piyush Goyal announced the news on Twitter on Friday. Goyal wrote, “It’s a significant boost to make in India! Apple has started to manufacture iPhone 11 in India, bringing the top-of-the-line model to the country for the first time.
Previously, the Cupertino-based tech giant had started to assemble the iPhone XR in India in 2019. Apple started manufacturing the Apple iPhone SE 2016 at the Bangalore plant in 2017.
Apple also plans to produce the iPhone SE 2020 at its Wistron plant near Bangalore in India.
Earlier this month, Foxconn, Apple’s leading supplier, is planning to invest up to $ 1 billion to expand its Indian factory, where iPhone models are assembled. Pegatron — the second-largest iPhone assembly company after Foxconn — has also been reported to make some investment in the country and to set up a local subsidiary in the coming years.