With the assembly facility held in Bengaluru, the price of the iPhone is expected to reduce as it has already been cut down in China.
Bengaluru: In a first, Apple has started assembling the iPhone 7 at Wistron's facility in Bengaluru. The Apple spokesperson reportedly said that they are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for their customers. The iPhone 7's assembly began in March.
Wistron, which announced its plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in the Narsapura industrial sector in Kolar district, Karnataka, has started Apple operations with assembling iPhone SE and later iPhone 6S.
According to Wistron India head Gururaj A, the company would set up an iPhone making unit in the 43 acres of land allotted to it, with an employment potential of over 10,000 people.
Tarun Pathak, the associate director at Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research reportedly said that the Indian electronics market is growing fast and has gained a significant advantage in some of the competing countries.
The iPhone 7 runs on iOS 12 and is also water-resistant and holds a 12MP camera, Retina HD display, excellent battery life and stereo speakers.
The 32GB iPhone 7 costs Rs 39,900 while the 128GB variant reaches up to Rs 49,900.
In India, the price is a crucial factor when it comes to buying an iPhone.
Apple has already begun reducing the price of the iPhone in China and may follow the same in India where iPhones are considered expensive.
Last Updated 2, Apr 2019, 5:31 PM IST