Apple’s manufacturing partner Wistron has started assembling the iPhone SE (2020) at its Bengaluru plant in India that adds to the Cupertino giant’s commitment of assembling latest generation iPhones in India.
“New iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price and we are excited to be making it in India for our local customers,” said Apple in an official statement (via IANS).
Apple currently bears a 20 per cent import duty on every iPhone it imports in India but it is expected that assembling the devices in India might bring some reduction to its prices in India that currently sells at Rs. 42,500 but we also have to consider the import duty on some parts of the devices.
Apple has not announced when will the new “Assembled in India” iPhone SE (2020) will be available in the Indian market but these are expected to make entry in both online and offline markets in the upcoming weeks.
Apple is currently producing the iPhone 11 series and the iPhone XR in India, however some reports suggest that Apple might start manufacturing of the upcoming iPhone 12 series in India as the company’s contract manufacturer has participated in India’s mobile manufacturing program.