Apple has finally started the manufacturing process of new iPhone models in India. Apple iPhone 13 which was launched in India at a starting price of Rs 79,900 and is now being manufactured at Foxconn facility in Chennai, India. Notably, the Pro model will not be manufactured here in the country.
According to a statement shared by Apple IANS“We are excited to start making the iPhone 13 – with its beautiful design, advanced camera system for great photos and videos, and the incredible performance of the A15 Bionic chip – in India for our local customers.”
For those unaware, Apple already manufactures the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 at the same Foxconn facility. Additionally, the Apple iPhone SE and iPhone 12 are assembled at the Wistron facility in India. Notably, this is the first time that Apple has made the iPhone 13 series available in India at the same time as the US and other markets.
according to the report IANS“The iPhone uses 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, 100 percent recycled tin in the main logic board’s solder and, for the first time, in the battery management unit’s solder.”
Apple iPhone 13 now manufactured in India: Will it affect the price?
Manufacturing the iPhone model is likely to bring down the cost of the brand marginally, as it can save heavy taxes imposed by the government on imported units. Apple has recently increased the prices of its audio products such as AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max in India due to increase in import duty in the country. However, this does not mean that the tech giant will sell this model at a lower price in India as it is being manufactured locally.
According to a CyberMedia Research (CMR) report, Apple iPhone shipments are growing and will grow by over 20 percent (on-year). This growth in shipments is mainly supported by the iPhone 13 which contributes to around 17 percent of the total shipments.
First appeared on BGR India after Apple began production of the iPhone 13 at its Foxconn Chennai facility in India.