If the iPhone SE 2 happens, it could be manufactured in India


The iPhone SE 2 is a device engulfed in mystery. Nothing has been made official yet, not even the device itself and all we know thus far is based on leaks and rumors. Speaking of the latter, here's the latest rumor regarding the iPhone SE 2 â€“ if it ever exists, it could be manufactured and assembled in India.

That would be a strange move by the Cupertino company, as most of its smartphone production is done in China by domestic manufacturer Foxconn. There's only one device Apple device manufactures in India currently and that is the iPhone SE, production of which began last year, because of the high import taxes for tech the country has. 

However, India-based manufacturing process could be more logical than it seems at first. The Indian smartphone market is just starting to develop, as budget Android GO devices make their way into the second most populated country. Furthermore, data shows that only two out of nine Indians have a smartphone. For comparison's sake, in the US, two out of three people own a smartphone, which indicates there's a lot of room for growth in India. If Apple plans to target the Indian market, then manufacturing the iPhone SE 2 there would make perfect sense.

While having some of the iPhone SE 2 manufacturing in India would make sense, having all of it exclusively there does seem a little... unusual, to say the least. The source is also not the most trustworthy one, so all of this might turn out to be a hoax.

source: tekz24 via 9to5mac

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12 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

nice..

2. exxperian

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

If this iPhone SE2 is around 20000 rupees then Indians will buy it on masses. Apple should sacrifice its profit margin to get massive foot in Indian mobile market. Once it succeed in getting millions of loyal followers in India like in USA Apple can do whatever it wants.

3. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Huh? Why would you do that, sacrifice profit margin when you are already well established brand? India is not like US they are 2 difference culture, America have alot of debt and most india total opposite of that, and they cant do that even if they want to.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Experian doesn't realize that 20000 rupees is $310 US dollars. You can get a really good smartphone for 15000 rupees. As a matter of fact for 20000 rupees you can get a dual camera, 5.7" full HD display, with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, USB-C, quick charger, and dual sim. The author got it wrong when he said the Indian smartphone market is starting. Remember there is a number of home grow OEMs as well. If Apple makes roughly the same sized iPhone SE. Then good luck with that, because they will need it.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 855; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Even at 20000 ($310 ) iPhone SE 2 will be over priced , considering sub par apple service network and quality. Here, in INDIA.... For 14000 ( $200) you can get Redmi 5 Pro with 6" 18:9 display , 4/6 GB RAM, SD 636 , 4000mAh battery, dual real camera , 20MP front camera and countless years for software support....

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

(I don't know how much money is that, and too lazy to ask google) You'll pay that much just because it got apple logo right? If don't care about apple logo, you can get another smartphone from other brands with much better specs and features for the same price.

10. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Depend on what is your need is. People buy Apple not because it just a logo but it is about quality of the product and service, most important of all the eco system. You have to use both phone at the same time to compare and as far as price go there is no doubt Apple expensive however once for daily use reliability and dependable I will take Apple Samsung HTC Sony anyday if you pocket allow you to(I said “if” )because not everyone feel 800-1000 if justify.

4. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

well, finally someone has guts to work outside of china. good job

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

There are many companies who work outside China, it's nothing new.

9. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Why not? Apple is American Company not Chinese company, china can impose tax but look at the long run see who will need who more.

11. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"but look at the long run see who will need who more" You really are deranged, at the moment Apple is totally dependent on China. If the Chinese banned the making of Apple products tomorrow then it would hardly be a blip in the Chinese economy but Apple would cease to exist. How long do you think it would take for Apple to build, equip and staff new factory's. They would also have to rerout all thier supply chain which is mostly asian. Shareholders would dump stock and Apple would be worth nothing, it would be disastrous. Why do you think Tim Cook is in China doing his yearly suck up? Lmao, see who needs who more!

12. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"but look at the long run see who will need who more" You really are deranged, at the moment Apple is totally dependent on China. If the Chinese banned the making of Apple products tomorrow then it would hardly be a blip in the Chinese economy but Apple would cease to exist. How long do you think it would take for Apple to build, equip and staff new factory's. They would also have to rerout all thier supply chain which is mostly asian. Shareholders would dump stock and Apple would be worth nothing, it would be disastrous. Why do you think Tim Cook is in China doing his yearly suck up? Lmao, see who needs who more!

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