Apple is in talks with the government of India to get incentives to increase iPad production in the country.

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Reuters reports that Wistron had benefited from incentives when Narendra Modi, India’s PM put out a $6.7 billion project to increase smartphone assembly. Now, India plans to roll out another program that’s linked to performance and gives back money to manufacturers depending on their exports. The $965-million incentive is expected to go live by February this year, with Apple and other tech firms are asking for the program to have a higher ceiling of $2.74 billion.

In similar matters, authorities in New Delhi are also planning to launch a similar scheme but catering towards smartwatches. The $687 million investment will be given out in a 5-year term.

Wistron is one of Apple’s partners in India. Its main iPhone plant is located in Narasapura and will enjoy the incentives when it goes in effect.


Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.