Foxconn Looks to Build iPhone Assembly Plant in India

Foxconn Looks to Build iPhone Assembly Plant in India

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Foxconn is in talks to build its first iPhone assembly plant in India, government officials tell Reuters.

India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes the majority of iPhones, and base production sites closer to markets where its key clients want to grow. Lower production costs could also help Foxconn keep hold of Apple orders amid intensifying competition with nimble manufacturing rivals such as Quanta Computer Inc.

"Foxconn is sending a delegation of their officers to scout for locations in a month's time," says Subhash Desai, the Industries Minister of India's western state Maharashtra.

The company is reportedly planning to establish 10-12 facilities in India including factories and data centers by 2020. Desai says that Foxconn is looking to manufacture iPhones, iPads, and iPods in the country, but has yet to make a firm commitment to the plan.

Currently, Apple has 10% of the market share in India. If Foxconn does start making iOS devices in the country, Apple may be able to reduce prices and gain some tracking in the rapidly growing market.

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Foxconn Looks to Build iPhone Assembly Plant in India
Good news - June 11, 2015 at 8:14pm
Foxconn move come just in time to fill the void after Nokia pulled out their plants from India. Apple gets to keep their high margin, Foxconn get to renew their manufacturing contracts, Indian government bring jobs to their people, unskilled workers get to work and live in dorms, Western human rights and labour activists get another front to express their outrage. Damn... Think about all those poor chinese workers who were painted as slaves in the media. I'm sure most of them can find better positions with higher pay in Chinese factories making Android phones.
Aydin - June 11, 2015 at 6:36pm
We don't want that slave labor in our country.
Lakhjhajj - June 11, 2015 at 6:15pm
Lower Prices not sure. More Profit mArgin for Apple for sure.
Vivek Patial - June 11, 2015 at 6:07pm
On Twitter Tim Cook @tim_cook on 21st April -We're investing in renewable energy from Oregon to Sichuan. Read the latest on our progress at apple.com/environment Vivek Patial @vivekpatial16 at 5:40 pm · 20 May 15 -@tim_cook Come to India☺ Make in India
Justabrake - June 11, 2015 at 5:24pm
Make sure it's ground level we don't want to hear about jumpers !
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