Cupertino-based Apple, Inc. has confirmed that it has started producing the iPhone SE (2020) in India. The US tech giant’s cheapest iPhone will be locally manufactured at the Wistron facility in Karnataka.
Speaking on Apple’s latest move, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted, “Apple’s latest and most affordable smartphone iPhone SE is now being exported from India. Its production started in record time from Bengaluru facility, notwithstanding the disruptions brought by COVID-19. We are committed to developing India as an electronics manufacturing hub.”
The local manufacturing would help Apple to do away from import duty of 20 percent that phone makers pay for importing their models from other countries.
The prices for iPhone SE has already been reduced to Rs 35,999 for the 64GB base variant from Rs 42,500 on some ecommerce platforms in India. The iPhone SE (2020) was launched in April globally, including in