Wistron expands Indian capacity for small iPhone

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 07, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA, NEW DELHI

Taiwan-based contract electronics maker Wistron Corp (緯創) is preparing to expand its production base in India to produce the next generation of iPhones, the iPhone SE series, according to sources in the South Asian country.

The sources told CNA on Thursday that Apple Inc has set its sights on the growing Indian market by pushing for shipments of the smaller smartphone model in a bid to double the iPhone’s market share in the country over the next five years.

Apple has signed up Wistron to assemble the iPhone SE after the Taiwanese firm started to produce the model in India in May, targeting markets around the world, the sources said.

The sources said that the Taiwanese firm has been preparing to add a new iPhone SE production line to its plant in Bengaluru, capital of the state of Karnataka.

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