End iPhones to be assembled in India, says report

More Android users are buying iPhone this year Posted

A report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows a 5% increase in Android users moving to the iPhone Xr when compared to previous iPhones.

The Taiwanese company had chosen its plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, in the town of Sriperumbudur, to do the work, according to the report. The investment will create 25,000 local jobs too, according to Tamil Nadu's Industries Minister M C Sampath. Foxconn will be making high-end devices in the flagship Apple series, the report added.

The news comes hot on the heels of trade war between U.S. and China where Apple is expected to get a hit due to tariffs, with one previous report already indicating that Apple will move manufacturing out of China if tariffs hit 25%.

Another source also said Foxconn planned to assemble iPhones in India, in a move that could help both it and Apple to limit the impact of a trade war between the United States and China.

Maintaining a strategic distance from those high tariffs is the reason Apple began building the iPhone SE and 6S in India.

Apple’s iPhone XR is boosting the number of Android switchers
Study shows disappointing demand for iPhone XR

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment.

IPhone XR is seemingly serving the goal of attracting current Android users, said CIRP co-founder Mike Levin in a press release.

Apple has been battling lately in the Indian market, with its expensive phones unfit to contend with less expensive and increasingly well-known models from brands like Samsung and Xiaomi.

Android fans are not really happy at the pricing system of Apple but the iPhone has a huge market that swallows its products irrespective of the price.

The Cupertino headquartered tech giant has it seems acknowledged that the iPhone XR sales performance is on expected lines and the marketing strategy to position a lower priced iPhone while sticking to the $1000+ rates for the top models was a deliberate one. Apple and Foxconn did not respond to Reuters' queries on the development.

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