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Apple Wants to Triple iPhone Manufacturing Capacity in India: Report

Apple wants to triple its iPhone output in India over the next two years, according to a report from local media outlet Mint (via MacRumors). Per the publication, an unidentified "senior industry executive" said that "[Apple is] looking to scale up the volumes that they make from India. It can rise by more than three times...

Apple Reportedly Planning to Move Some iPad Production to India

Citing two sources close to the Indian government, a report by CNBC News is claiming that India is exploring options to bring some of Apple’s iPad production to the country from China. The officials are said to be in discussions with Apple executives regarding the proposal, the sources said. The Cupertino giant, which has been producing...

Apple Jumps to Fifth Place in India’s Fast-Growing PC Market

According to Canalys PC Market Pulse 2021, India’s PC market grew an impressive 45% in 2021, with Apple moving up the ranks to take fifth place in overall PC shipments, including both Macs and iPads, highlights Philip Elmer-DeWitt. In Q4 2021, Apple’s Mac and iPad shipments in India rocketed by 100% year on year to...

Apple’s Top 3 Contract Manufacturers to Invest $900 Million in India

According to an exclusive report by Reuters, Apple’s top three contract manufacturers are planning to invest a total of $900 million in India under the country’s new production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme over the next five years. Citing two sources familiar with the matter, the report claims that Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron all plan to invest...

Apple Wants to Make India One of its Key Production Hubs

Having recently started commercial production of the iPhone XR at a Foxconn facility in India, Apple is now aiming to make the country one of its key global production hubs, The Economic Times is reporting. Sources say Apple wants to start assembling the latest flagship iPhones in India in sync with the worldwide release schedules....

Apple Increases iPhone Prices in India After Import Tax Hike

Apple has updated prices across the entire iPhone range in India - except for the iPhone SE - just a couple of days after the government announced its decision to hike import tax on mobile phones, video cameras, and televisions. According to a new report from Reuters, the Indian government will now tax mobile imports at 15 percent instead of 10...

Apple Under Pressure From Indian Regulator Over Anti-Spam App

Apple is under pressure from India’s telecom regulator to add a government anti-spam mobile application to its App Store, in the latest manifestation of tensions over digital privacy between the two parties involved. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has been rejecting a request from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to approve its Do Not...

Indian Telecom Regulator Accuses Apple of Being “Anti-Consumer”

Apple has recently faced criticism from India's telecom regulator TRAI, who has accused the company of engaging in "data colonization" and being "anti-consumer." According to a new report from the Times of India, TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma has accused Apple of being anti-consumer by not allowing TRAI's Do Not Disturb app on the App Store. The application allows users...

Apple Reportedly Planning Next-Gen iPhone SE for Early 2018

Apple is planning to launch the second generation of the iPhone SE early next year, tasking Taiwanese contractor Wistron with the job of producing the budget device. According to a new report from Focus Taiwan, Apple has its sights set on the growing Indian market and hopes the new model will help the company double its market...

Apple Seeking Tax Breaks in India for iPhone Suppliers

Apple has requested tax breaks for its suppliers from the Indian government to set up a manufacturing hub for the iPhone and its components. According to a new report from Reuters, Apple has been actively pursuing its own incentives in India to offset the costs of moving more of its production to the country. Recently, the...

Apple Store India to Debut Online Later This Year

According to a report by Indian publication The Economic Times, Apple is planning to debut its online store in India later this year, where it will initially start selling the iPhone SE, which will be manufactured in India, as well as some locally sourced accessories. The Cupertino company is said to be piggy-riding on the fact that...