Apple to Start Manufacturing iPhone SE (2020) in India This Year: Report

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INTRO: The US-based giant Apple might begin assembling the all-new iPhone SE in India before the end of this summer this year. According to a new report from The Information, which claims that the US tech major has asked to ship the key iPhone SE components to a facility in India from the month of July. With this new move, Apple is now looking to avoid the 20% import duty that is levied on smartphones in India. But, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the company will reduce the pricing of these company devices in the country.

According to the reports Wistron will be manufacturing the all-new iPhone SE in India. Despite the fact that Apple’s global iPhone manufacturing partner, is Foxconn, has a significant presence in the country. The Taiwanese manufacturing firm assembles all the smartphones for a number of companies in India, that is including Xiaomi, Asus and much more. Meanwhile, the company Wistron also assembles some of the older iPhone models in India.

Apple revealed the new 2020 iPhone SE in the month of April, and it went on sale in India late last month. The device comes with a design that’s exactly the same as the iPhone 8, but it offers completely newly revamped internals with newer, much more powerful hardware. The device features a screen of 4.7-inch Retina HD display and is powered by Apple’s custom A13 Bionic chipset.

The new device retains the older physical home button, complete with the integrated fingerprint scanner. It is offered with three storage options, the variants including 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. It is priced starting at $399 (around Rs. 30,000) in the US and Rs. 42,500 in India. you can get it for Rs. 38,900 from Flipkart by using an HDFC card.

 

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