The flagship smartphone is being manufactured at a Foxconn plant near Chennai, and Apple is planning to increase production in phases and may even consider exporting iPhone 11 handsets made in India, reducing its dependence on China.
Apple also sells China-made iPhone 11 handsets in India, so stepping up local production is a way to make the most of the government’s Made in India initiative, which could see Apple save 22 percent on import duties and give it the option to potentially reduce prices.
A previous ET report said Apple could be planning to produce up to $40 billion worth of smartphones in India through contract manufacturers Wistron and Foxconn. Foxconn is also planning to invest $1 billion in the country to expand a local iPhone assembly plant, according Reuters.
Apple is rumored to be expanding its presence in India by introducing an online Apple Store in the third quarter of 2020. The company is also reportedly working on opening retail locations in the country beginning with a store in Mumbai.
Wednesday July 22, 2020 11:19 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple this morning released the third developer beta of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes that are coming in the update.
Changes get less notable as the beta testing period goes on, but there are some noteworthy new features in the third beta, which we’ve highlighted below.
– New Music Icon – Apple introduced an updated…
Wednesday July 22, 2020 11:35 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup won’t launch until late October, according to a new report from Japanese site Mac Otakara that cites sources in the Chinese supply chain. iPhone 12 dummy models Apple has historically held all of its modern iPhone unveilings during the first few weeks of September, with iPhones launching soon after for the most part, but this year, the release could be pushed back…
Thursday July 23, 2020 10:02 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the second public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first iOS and iPadOS 14 betas to public beta testers. The second public beta corresponds to the third developer beta that was released yesterday.
Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program can download the iOS/iPadOS …
It’s been increasingly clear that Apple has been working on an AR/VR Headset for the consumer market. Originally expected as early as 2020, the most recent rumors place its release in 2021 or 2022. But what’s been less clear is the exact feature set a pair of AR/VR Apple Glasses will provide. Rumors have been scattered over the functionality with some internal debate about the direction of…
Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo today released a new report detailing his research on which lens suppliers will begin providing parts for Apple in the coming years.
We predict that Semco, the best Korean lens supplier, and Sunny Optical, the best Chinese lens supplier, will enter the Apple lens supply chain in 2H20 and 2021, respectively.The new suppliers are said to hurt the revenue of Genius…
While it seems hard to believe, it has already been nearly a month since the WWDC 2020 keynote, where Apple unveiled its latest software updates and confirmed that it will be transitioning to Macs with custom-designed processors. A last-minute rumor suggested that Apple also planned to unveil a redesigned iMac with thinner bezels at the event, but there ended up being no hardware refreshes….
Wednesday July 22, 2020 10:15 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second betas and a month after unveiling the new software at the WWDC keynote.
Registered developers can download the betas over the air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.
iOS 14 introduces a redesigned Home Screen…