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Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in India is set to significantly boost its overall production capacity, following the construction of a third plant in the country.

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Wistron won approval to build the new smartphone factory in March 2019 and has already completed trial production at the plant, thanks to collaborative efforts by the Taiwanese firm's local team.

According to Wistron company chairman Simon Lin, local talent will fill the top- to mid-tier management roles at the plant, which will undertake production of lower-priced iPhones initially, possibly starting with the iPhone 8.

Wistron has two other plants in India, both in Bengaluru, that have been producing iPhone SE and iPhone 6s devices for sale in the local market.

Meanwhile, DigiTimes reports that Apple has continued expanding its mid-tier iPhone production in India, with partner Foxconn already manufacturing iPhone XR devices there.

Apple has been setting up ?iPhone? manufacturing hubs in India ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi began promoting his "Made in India" initiative, which requires that 30 percent of products sold by foreign companies be manufactured or produced within the country.

India is the world's second largest smartphone market, but just one in four Indians are said to own a smartphone, providing Apple with an opportunity to sell iPhones to millions of new customers in the country.

Article Link: Apple Partner Wistron Opens Third iPhone Manufacturing Facility in India
 

PickUrPoison

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The new, lower cost 4.7” model will help, especially 2-3 years from now, if Apple can get it down to $299. A bigger display would be even better. SE is too small to really compete.
 

ThomasJL

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Tim Cook needs to drop prices to at least what the profit margins were when Steve Jobs was CEO.

Cook cares a lot more about pleasing shareholders than increasing Apple’s user base.

Cook is positioning Apple as a luxury brand because he is an elitist that is so out of touch with ordinary people. Jobs was different, and lowered prices a lot when technologies matured. Had Jobs been alive today, we likely would be seeing more people in India and elsewhere purchasing iPhones and other Apple products. It would still be a small percentage of overall people, but a significantly larger number than what we’re seeing under Clueless Cook’s reign.
 

Baymowe335

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Tim Cook needs to drop prices to at least what the profit margins were when Steve Jobs was CEO.

Cook cares a lot more about pleasing shareholders than increasing Apple’s user base.

Cook is positioning Apple as a luxury brand because he is an elitist that is so out of touch with ordinary people. Jobs was different, and lowered prices a lot when technologies matured. Had Jobs been alive today, we likely would be seeing more people in India and elsewhere purchasing iPhones and other Apple products. It would still be a small percentage of overall people, but a significantly larger number than what we’re seeing under Clueless Cook’s reign.
No, he doesn't.

Results speak for themselves. Tim has been the opposite of clueless and has added more value to a company than any person in history (objectively).

Again, results speak for themselves. Stop speculating what would be true if Steve were alive.

1) You have no clue if that's true.
2) Things worked out pretty well in China.
3) Apple has a long term India strategy.
4) Apple plays the long game.
5) No company executes better than Apple.
 
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