Made in India iPhones will likely to be seen in the market soon as the US tech company is said to expand its manufacturing process in India. The news is not yet confirmed by an Apple official yet but, Priyank Kharge, IT minister for the Indian state of Karnataka took it to Twitter on Thursday:
Apple’s intentions to make iPhones in Bengaluru will foster cutting-edge technology ecosystem & supply chain development in the state.
— Priyank Kharge (@PriyankKharge) February 2, 2017
Bloomberg reported the company will start the production of iPhones by the end of April. Apple is reportedly nearing a deal with Taiwan’s Wistron Corp. to put together its phones in the tech capital of Bangalore in Karnataka. Priyank Kharge said:
“Apple’s iPhones will be made in Bangalore and all devices will be targeted at the domestic market.”
According to Buzzfeed News, Priyank Kharge welcomed the US company’s proposal to commence initial manufacturing operations in the state.
Bengaluru already houses the company’s iOS design and development center. The tech company looks to open its retail stores in the country and this move will likely present them with the circumstances to do the same.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has expressed previously that the company intends to invest significantly in India and believe it’s a great place to be.