Govt is dumb to have given 15 year tax breaks for components in the world of fast changing electronics. They will be assembling in India with royalty money for manufactued components leaving the country. End result Apple gets cheaply manufactured phones without really bringing any technology or new industry infrastructure to the country.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2017Does that mean there will be some iPhones printed "assembled in china" and some with "assemble... moreBtw, the "Assembled in India" iphones are for Indian market. May be, in far future,if everything goes right, they might export it.
From now we've to look at the manufacturing country for iPhone like we do for htc & some other brands. #Impact_on_Buying_Behavior
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2017English ruled India for 200 years and took everything, now it's time for Americans...Really bring it on.... we are waiting.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2017why?Apple lost its path after Steve Jobs.. now they are only concerned about making profits and not inovative like old days ...
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2017Henceforth Trump will slap iPhone from India with heavy tariffs.And some Judge will overrule it. Apple is smart they know.
One of the worst decisions for the long run.... i for one will not be buying Apple again......10 years of buying apple WILL end from this year due to made in india initiative.
mir, 05 Feb 2017Have you ever seen prices go down for any major OEM ever? Not at all. But they keep rising slo... moreApple have kept their prices the same for the most part, and the parts in phones like displays, SoCs, have remained the same price with higher quality, I don't think the BoM has seen any decreases. In fact the latest iPhone had a higher BoM with the same price.
Of course, most of it would probably be used to line their own profits, but that depends on if they think a slight decrease in price could expand their market share.
taghack, 04 Feb 2017Yes, this will likely be the case.No, as I understand it, I'm sure this is purely for the local market in India. I could be wrong but there are numerous articles written on this months ago when this was still in the preparation stage.
However, it could be that some batches will be "Made in India", if not now, possibly later if this new production plant performs well for them. As another commenter said, no offence but I'd rather not have a "Made in India" iPhone. It's perception and all in the mind but still, it is what it is for me.
Apple should've move production to Malaysia. the salary for manufacturing engineer here is 500usd per month, plus the government is ready to bribe, heck Apple is probably rich enough to buy out the whole country
English ruled India for 200 years and took everything, now it's time for Americans...
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2017It's interesting seeing all the armchair consumer advocates here. You guys must really care t... moreApple devices will not be affordable unless if the device is 3yrs past it's release date, Samsung is on its way in leveling Apple's prices
AnonD-442781, 04 Feb 2017I'm not indian and I don't live in India. Why would it be in my dreams? Unlike you, I actually... moreHave you ever seen prices go down for any major OEM ever? Not at all. But they keep rising slowly every generation, despite the fact that they have much more efficient manufacturing for their parts, which should've minimized production costs.