Apple is all set to assemble its lower-priced iPhone SE (2020) in India. The reports are coming from The Information stating that the manufacturer is in talks with a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, Wistron, to build the smartphones in India.
This decision helps both Apple and India, where the manufacturer gets a 20 percent lesser tax on imported smartphones. The report mentions that an Apple supplier in China is already assigned to send the needed components to Wistron and India for the manufacturing process.
Apple’s iPhone SE and Tax Details
Apple iPhone SE got launched in April 2020 for a price tag of Rs 42,000 for the base version. The device was made available in three different colors, such as Black, White, and Red. The smartphone comes with the exact design from iPhone 8, which is a glass sandwich and metal on the sides.
In other news, GizmoChina has reported that both manufacturers & India will get a great benefit from this particular move. This decision of Apple will, in turn, gives a chance to avoid the higher tax import rates that they have to pay. It also provides delight to the customers as they get the iPhone’s manufactured in India at a lower price.
Apple shall use the manufacturing process and lesser tax rates by taking the help of the Production-linked Incentive scheme established by the Government of India. We have to wait for the official announcement for a piece of confirmation and let us hope that they manufacture more of their handsets right here in India.