Apple to start manufacturing the iPhone 6s Plus in India

Apple to start manufacturing the iPhone 6s Plus in India
The iPhone SE was up until now the only Apple device to be manufactured locally in India, production of which began last year, but now Apple contract manufacturer Wistron has also initiated a trial production run for the iPhone 6s Plus model at its Bengaluru assembly plant in India.

According to a new report by the Economic Times, citing two industry executives familiar with the matter, the trial production run for the iPhone 6s Plus in Bengaluru is expected to be followed by commercial production within the next couple of weeks. This could potentially bring down the price of locally assembled iPhone 6s Plus units by 5 to 7 percent, the executives claim, which would help put Apple's phones on par with OnePlus and premium Samsung devices, which are all locally produced in the country.

“However, the price correction may not be reflected immediately since Wistron will not be able to fully meet the entire requirement of iPhone 6s Plus in India and imports from China will continue,” one of them people familiar with the matter says. Prices for locally assembled iPhone 6s Plus units will drop 5 to 7 percent, once Wistron's Bengaluru plant amps up production to satisfy the demand.

Local manufacturing of the iPhone SE helped insulate the model from the 6-7% price hike that affected many companies, as the custom duty on smartphones was increased to 15% from 10% in December and again to 20% in February.

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3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This what president trump is saying all alone. Why does an American company has to reluctantly produce something over seas in order to sell that product in that very country??? This is what every other country is doing but not USA. There aren't very many goods named "made in USA" anymore, the reason is this. Politics of other countries and very united and patriotic than American politics. Trump is trying but one man cannot drain the swamp alone. Republican politicians are a one swamp, democratic politicians another swamp, intelligence agencies and DOJ another swamp. How to drain all by a one person within 4 years in office???

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

LOL What did I just read...

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7198; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So making an iPhone 6s that was originally released back in 2015, will only drop the price down by 5-7 percent. Plus it will put it on the same pricing as this year's premium Samsung's and OnePlus smartphones from 2018. Is this a joke? The iPhone 6s has a GPU rated at 172 gigaflops. No water proofing, LTE cat 6, 2 GB of RAM, and a low resolution HD display. If you compare the OnePlus and Samsung smartphones. They come with later specs, better cameras, more RAM and storage, faster CPUs, and GPUs.

10. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

... but it runs iOS and some want that even if the cost is higher. I like iphone for many reasons and android for other many reasons - there's no wrong/right answer!

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7198; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's the problem right there. You have really no choice on what you want for an actual iPhone. It's what Apple decides to give you in terms of specs and pricing. If Apple actually sold their iOS to other OEMs, then there would actually be competition, and the prices would drop with each year, and better specs would naturally follow. This is what currently happens with Android. It's one of the reasons why you see such great specs on reasonably priced Android smartphones. You can buy an Android smartphone for roughly $250 with a display that is not only larger than an iPhone 8 plus, but also has a higher resolution as well. You can even get dual cameras with 4k video recording for that price. Yet an iPhone 8 plus costs roughly $950.

12. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

the hell i care about resolution, every phone since iphone 4s has been sharp!!! resolution is so irrelevant beyond 300ppi (you can disagree if you want) there are drastically more important feature/specs - please stop this - youre annoying. i have an ipad - it's the most used computing device for me by a huge margin!! my android phone is rudimentary - if you dont care about customization options - it's not at all better than a cheap iphone SE. i got this phone free thru a provider deal - plaing with samsung galaxy note (which is the best android phone in my opinion) is not much better or more functional than mine or the ipad but costs so much more. yet people buy it instead of a cheap $250 android phone - why? are they in your opinion just as stupid as iphone users? huh? for the record i'm not gonna tell you what my android phone is - because there will be 100 people with each with their own idea why their phone is better - and i dont care. my phone works for me for the cost ($0). my ios is better and it cost me much less than a flagship android phone (ipad 2017 last year new at $325) everything that damn note can do that my ipad or android phone cant - i dont need - others do and they choose device that they like. they choose android (expensive or cheap) or iphone - no one is f####ing forced into any device - people choose what they want during purchase - whether its iphone or android. stop your whining.

5. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Is anyone from US willing to work at $8 a day? That's what the labor cost is in India. The fact remains, that the per capita income as well as minimum wage in US is 10-30x higher than India. The US is also much more expensive to live in, making the manufacturing unfeasible since the workers will die from lower than $10 a day. If the iPhone was made in US, the price would touch $2000+ easily. Would you want that? These are s**tty jobs with crappy pay that no one in US wants.

7. Be_Mine

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I agree with you. And here in India we don't do "9 to 5". We worked "8 to 5" instead and still get paid much lesser than what someone from America who do the same thing will get paid. If I quit my job. There will already be 20 people in the line to replace me. Labour is cheaper and more abundant. This is why so many Americans Companies like AT&T, Vonage, DirecTV, etc are relying on Indian BPO companies for their Tech Support and Quality Services.

8. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

ur an idiot piyath

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