The iPhone SE (2020) units currently available in India are manufactured in China. However, the government has recently launched its Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to start domestic assembling and manufacturing of mobile phones in the country.
- IPhone SE (2020) is currently manufactured in China
- A report claims that iPhone SE will be made in India soon (2020)
- Apple started manufacturing some old iPhone models in India in 2017
Apple is set to start manufacturing its latest iPhone SE (2020) in India. The Cupertino veteran is said to have taken this step to avoid the 20 percent tax required to import new iPhone models into the country. Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron is reportedly in the process of acquiring components for manufacturing smartphones in India. In 2017, Apple started manufacturing some of its iPhone models in India to avoid import taxes and to meet the growing demand in the country. However, the company has so far produced only the old iPhone model.
As reported by The Information, at least one Apple supplier in China has been asked to start shipping components for the iPhone SE (2020) for Wistron in India from July. The move will help Apple avoid import tax, otherwise, the company has to pay to bring the new iPhone model into the country.
Both Apple and Wistron have declined to comment on this news for the time being.
It is important to know that the iPhone SE (2020) units that are currently available in India are manufactured in China. However, the government has recently launched its Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to start domestic assembling and manufacturing of mobile phones in the country. Other manufacturers, including Foxconn and Wistron, which supply the finished device to Apple, have already increased their local production.
Even before the launch of the iPhone SE (2020), some reports gave information about its manufacturing news in India. However, Apple did not make any official announcement regarding this news at the time of its launch.