More Android Users Are Buying iPhones Than Last Year

More Android Users Are Buying iPhones Than Last Year

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. According to another source, the expansion will allow Apple to manufacture the more expensive models like the iPhone X line in the country. And, last year, with the launch 10th-anniversary edition of iPhone - the iPhone X, the company had hit an unbelievable Rs 1,00,000 price mark.

This may be part of Apple's efforts to move production out of Foxconn's plants in China, amidst the contentious US-China trade war.

It's important to note that Foxconn won't be assembling just any iPhone in India, but its top-of-the-line X series. And, this investment is expected to generate jobs for at least 25,000 people.

It should be noted that it's now unknown whether Foxconn is planning to move its existing iPhone assembly from China to India.

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The iPhone XR sold as much as 32% of all iPhones sold in the United States in a particular period in Oct 2018, as per the report.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment. Another insider revealed Apple is proactively pushing for the move to limit any eventual impact from the trade war that is now going on between the United States and China. Apple had marketed the iPhone X in 2017, which it has enriched with the global launch in the fall of 2018 new versions XS and XR. As well as India, reports suggest the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer is considering setting up manufacturing in Vietnam.

Indian taxes on import of devices and components have also heightened Apple's headache in a market where it has only a 1 percent share by smartphone shipments.

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