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Apple Starts Building iPhone 6s in India to Avoid Customs Duty: Report

Apple has started the commercial production of the iPhone 6s in India since last week at the Bengaluru facility of Wistron.

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Updated:June 27, 2018, 1:52 PM IST
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Apple Starts Building iPhone 6s in India to Avoid Customs Duty: Report
Apple Starts Building iPhone 6s in India to Avoid Customs Duty: Report
Apple last year started the production of the iPhone SE in India, making it the first 'Made-in-India' smartphone and now the company is all set to add another iPhone to the list. According to a recent report, Apple has started the commercial production of the iPhone 6s in India since last week at the Bengaluru facility of Wistron. Wistron is a Taiwanese contract manufacturer like the popular phone maker Foxconn of China and has set up a couple of dedicated assembly lines for iPhone 6s.

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With domestically produced devices, Apple will be able to gain some lost ground with the launch of the locally made phones in the 6 series iPhones segment. However, the production hasn’t started at full swing, which means that Apple is still importing a considerable amount of iPhone 6s units from its international manufacturing facilities. The iPhone 6s is estimated to contribute approximately a third of Apple’s total iPhone sales in India.

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Manufacturing the iPhone 6s in India will help Apple save significantly on import duties. Apple recently increased prices of its iPhones due to a hike in customs duty. The government increased the duty from 10 percent to 15 percent in December last year and then to 20 percent in February.

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