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Apple starts manufacturing flagship iPhone 11 model at Chennai plant

Sources said this could be the beginning of a new era for Apple, which is preparing to begin manufacturing its newly launched iPhone SE (2nd Generation) of handsets in India

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Preparations are in full swing since the government announced the production-linked incentive scheme as Apple is now planning to shift 20 per cent smartphone production from China to India.

Arnab DuttaSubhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Tech giant Apple has begun producing its flagship iPhone 11 model at its Chennai plant, possibly paving the way for the company’s top-of-the-line devices becoming available in India at lower prices because this precludes the hefty Customs duties levied on them.

On Friday, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad lauded the move, hailing it as an affirmation of the government’s push towards an “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

Sources said this could be the beginning of a new era for Apple, which is preparing to begin manufacturing its newly launched iPhone SE (2nd Generation) of handsets in India. 

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First Published: Jul 24 2020 | 10:39 PM IST

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