Foxconn is now assembling Apple’s iPhone 11 lineup in India. The company previously manufactured the iPhone XR and original iPhone SE in a plant near Chennai, and that plant has now added the iPhone 11 to its production line.
The new assembly responsibilities for the Indian plant mark the first time iPhone 11 devices have been made in India. The Economic Times reports Apple’s move is intended to leverage the country’s Made in India initiative.
The move could allow Apple to sell the iPhone 11 in India without paying the current 22% import duties. While that could allow Apple to reduce the price of its iPhones in India, the report indicates there is no current plan to do so.
Apple is expected to step up iPhone 11 production in the country in phases. It may also consider exporting this India-produced iPhone 11 to the rest of the world.