Apple's High-End iPhones Will Be Produced in India

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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.

Earlier this week, rumors suggested Apple and Foxconn are moving part of the production of 2019 iPhones from China to India.

Reuters reported that Foxconn now makes Xiaomi phones in India, while Apple already uses Taiwanese Wistron Corporation's facilities in Bengaluru to manufacturer the company's lower-end iPhone SE and iPhone 6S devices.

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The investment could create up to 25,000 jobs, he added.

The news comes hot on the heels of trade war between U.S. and China where Apple is expected to get a hit due to tariffs, with one previous report already indicating that Apple will move manufacturing out of China if tariffs hit 25%.

A new report coming out of Reuters is claiming that Apple will soon start making its flagship iPhone models in India.

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Apple launched the pricey iPhone X last year, but has cut production of that phone since it began selling the newer versions, iPhone XS and XR, globally this year, industry analysts have said. In the U.S., Xr's sales contributed 32 percent to the total iPhone sales while the combined sales of iPhone Xs and Xs Max contributed 35% to the total sale. While the XR's overall sales may have proven disappointing to Apple so far, a recent report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners revealing specific sales data is more optimistic.

Full details of Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear and could change.

Hon Hai said it does not comment on matters related to current or potential customers, or any of their products. Assembling phones locally in India would also reduce the cost of import taxes for Apple allowing it to be competitive in the Indian market.

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Foxconn, the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer, is considering setting up a factory in Vietnam, Vietnamese state media reported this month.

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