The iPhone lovers in India should gear up for ‘Made in India’ Apple gadgets as Karnataka government has officially issued a release welcoming the tech giant’s proposal to commence initial manufacturing operations in Bengaluru.
As Apple plans to setup its manufacturing factory in Bengaluru, Indians have started getting super excited with rumours of Made in India iPhone 8 prices going down.
Apple had announced in May, 2016 to set up a design and development accelerator in Bengaluru to help iOS developer community grow. Local manufacturing is expected to help Apple price its phones more competitively in India as it currently attracts 12.5 per cent additional duty on imports.
“Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which are critical for India to compete globally,” an official release signed by Karnataka IT Minister Priyank Kharge said.
The release did not detail about what the initial manufacturing operations would be. However, reports quoting highly placed government sources had earlier said that the iconic iPhones would be manufactured in Bengaluru by Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM maker for Apple.