Apple is reportedly working on producing the newly launched iPhone SE (2020) in India. The company trying to take this step to avoid the 20 percent tax needed for importing the phones in the country. According to the reports, the company’s production partner for India, Wistron has already started the process of receiving components for manufacturing the iPhone SE (2020) in India.
Apple first began manufacturing some of its iPhone models in India back in 2017. While the company was able to save on taxes using this process, the customers also enjoyed as the prices of the phones came down.
Once the production facilities in India are set up to manufacturer the all-new iPhone SE (2020), we should see a price drop on the budget iPhone model. Prominently, the smartphone was launched in India for a starting price of Rs. 42,500.
According to a report by The Information, one of Apple’s suppliers in China has been ordered to start shipping components for the iPhone SE (2020) to Wistron in India. Wistron will start receiving the parts in India in July.
As mentioned above, the iPhone SE (2020) price in India is estimated at Rs. 42,500. However, the smartphone is available in the US for just USD 399 (roughly Rs. 30,500). While the difference would not be this much, the company might bring the prices significantly down once Wistron starts producing the new iPhone model in India.
If this report is to be considered, the company has taken this step at just the right time. With the tensions going on between India and China, people would like to buy something that was not made in China. Also, the iPhone SE (2020) is currently the most affordable iPhone model in India. This means consumers might avoids phones like OnePlus 8, Xiaomi Mi 10 and others in the favour of the iPhone SE (2020).