Hon Hai to set up iPhone line in India

SECOND ENTRANT: Taiwanese competitor Wistron Corp already makes Apple’s cheaper iPhone SE and 6S models in the country, while Hon Hai assembles Xiaomi phones there

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 28, 2018
By: Reuters, MUMBAI and DELHI, India

Apple Inc is to begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of

A woman in Taipei in an undated photograph holds up a red iPhone XR, which, according to Tsann Kuen Group, has been the best-selling Christmas and New Year’s gift this year.  Photo courtesy of Tsann Kuen Group

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) as early as next year, the first time the contract manufacturer is to make the product in the country, a source familiar with the matter said.

Hon Hai, known internationally as Foxconn Technology Group (富士康科技集團), is to assemble the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said.

The work would take place at Hon Hai’s plant in Sriperumbudur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, this source added.

Hon Hai, which already makes phones for Xiaomi Corp (小米) in India, is to invest 25 billion rupees (US$355.5 million) to expand the plant, including investment in iPhone production, Tamil Nadu Minister for Industrial Department M.C. Sampath said.    [FULL  STORY]

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