Apple will begin manufacturing iPhones in India by April of this year, says Priyank Kharge, IT minister for the state of Karnataka. Manufacturing will begin in the state capital Bangalore, where Apple will partner with Wistron, a Taiwanese company.

Apple’s intentions to make iPhones in Bengaluru will foster cutting-edge technology ecosystem and supply chain development in the state,
– Kharge

Every unit produced locally is currently intended for the Indian market. Apple negotiated with the government on tax exemptions and other incentives before committing to manufacturing in India.

I feel really good about how we’re doing [in India]. We are in discussions on a number of things, including retail stores, and fully intend to invest significantly in the country and believe it’s a great place to be.
– Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

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