Apple is reportedly set to start manufacturing the iPhone 12 in India soon. Foxconn will assemble the iPhone 12 models in India which will be used for both local sales and overseas sales. The company will export units assembled in India to other countries – 10% of the production is moving to India from China.

iPhone 12 Pro's Camera

Pegatron will also reportedly start assembly of the latest iPhone models in India sometime later in 2021. At present, the Foxconn plant in India produces the iPhone 11 and the iPhone XR – one and two year old devices. The addition of locally assembling the iPhone 12 in India will help Apple reduce the price of the models in India.

India is the major market to grow

All the devices that are not assembled or manufactured in India, companies have to pay a heavy tax. As a result, Apple is looking forward to locally assembling many of its devices in the near future. India is the major market to grow in the current age and it is important for Apple to grow as well in the market. 

Apple to shift 10% of iPhone 12 production to India
iPhone 12

According to Business Standard, a plant in India was initially being planned to be used for assembling the iPhone 12 mini but a final decision has not yet been taken. Pegatron’s plant will reportedly be up and running in India by the mid of this year. The production of iPhone 12 models in India could start in the next 4-5 months.

 Apple CEO Tim Cook is “bullish” about growing in India, reports Indian Express. “This is particularly the case in some of the emerging markets where we’re proud of how we’ve done…If you take India for example, we doubled our business last quarter compared to a year ago but our absolute level of business there is still quite low relative to the size of the opportunity,” said Cook during a post-earnings call.


Abhay Ram is a News Editor at iLounge. He has been writing about the Apple ecosystem and accessories since 2010. Abhay's work has been featured in various publications. When he's not writing about all things Apple, you can find him playing video games or enjoying a good cup of coffee.