... The bad news for employees ... the price will not be lower, at least not significantly ... tycoons spread ... fuck this system the gap between social classes ... LLGK ...
...soo run by me what's wrong with an item made in India (a Democratic state with full personal liberties) Vs China (an oppressive Communist regime) Have you seen the subhuman conditions of china factories?, the forced labor?, the suicide nets?...
But that set aside this is like allways a cost cutting decision. What impresses me is that labor is now so cheap in India that is beating china for contracts. The average chinese worker at an electronics factory makes about 90 to 350 dollars a month (according to the documentary Factory City Discovery channel) imagine how less will an indian make to make this shift competitive.
Anonymous, 10 May 2016Hope it would finally result in realistic price for what is glamorous garbage ie. Apple products good thing..........
Dandiraja, 10 May 2016Me too, I am very old user of iPhone from iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s not only me but my family... moreI think its too early to discount a product you havent seen from an established handset.
Me too, I am very old user of iPhone from iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s not only me but my family also using iPhone mobiles and iPad tablets but IF there will be made in india on the back of iPhone or any Apple's product, I with my whole family will leave to use the iPhone or iPad or iPod or any other Apple's product.
I will prefer to move on Android.
May be not only apple is moving out in china. Even samsung and sony are planning to move out.
[deleted post]You mean "even" lower... because they quality was never very good.
Hope it would finally result in realistic price for what is glamorous garbage ie. Apple products
VJ, 10 May 2016Apple has sold more than 700Million Iphones till date, not because of they were made in China ... moreNot true - it is because very few people understand technologies behind all that and with that little knowledge they cannot make correct decision. ... I know that is unfair .. it is like hitting blind person with a stick.. Put it simply - apple relies on people stupidity and lack of awareness to market their phones and sell them. It is nothing unique about iphones.
derunningman, 10 May 2016I dont think they want to make the product cheaper, instead they want to gain more profitI think you are right here.
Apple is a business first, all the time. If they can lower their costs...then just may be the price may be lowered.
iPhone SE costs - $400
Costs may be $100
derunningman, 10 May 2016I dont think they want to make the product cheaper, instead they want to gain more profitIs that not directly correlated? If you want to make more profit, you either need to make the cheaper or sell them more expensive. As indian made iphones not going to be any different priced from ones in china and obviously apple does that for improving profits that is obvious that the only reason for this move is - to manufacture iphones cheaper.
I dont think they want to make the product cheaper, instead they want to gain more profit
[deleted post]Besides China, India has the largest market where we offer cheap labor so basically Apple is setting up their factory because it is more profitable for them instead of setting one in US or any other place.
And also, we do not manufacture cheap low quality products in India so you better mind that tongue of yours boy.
Let us hope now Apple will reasonably price their devices in India!
If it happens, then my next smartphone will b an iPhone 7/7Pro
ehsanclif, 10 May 2016I think made in USA is better tjan china & india ! why apple think like that ? think dif... moreDid you know china and india have the largest population compared to other countries in this world? . This can contribute scarce of works and they will pay less for every work that they have done. So this is the chance for huge company to get profit from every single product they sell. I read an article about the salary of apple workers in china, and surprisingly it is really low than what we get in the countries that have not much population. This is really a successful strategy for them to get more profit. If they build in US, the goverment will impose a minimum wages and they will demand high salary for every workers because the high daily expenses over there. Which companies are want to get low profit? They already made calculation about this and the china and india are the most strategic places for them take advantages of huge population of people over these two countries. Hope this is clear for you.
K Sen, 10 May 2016narcissism, haven't seen that here in a while... sad to see....Couldn't agree more... They need the U.S.A. flag beneath the Apple logo, now ;)
Anonymous, 10 May 2016It will not be cheaper, the price will be the same according to Apple. Iphones in China are no... morecorrect!.. no cheap will be available in india even it is manufactured in india.
I don't know which is better, made/assembled in china or made/assembled in india.. personally, I prefer made in taiwan