World / Apple & Wistron Get Ministry’s Nod to Make iPhone X in India

The Quint : Mar 08, 2019, 05:03 PM

Apple’s bid to make in India has got a big boost this week, as Wistron’s aim to expand its manufacturing facility in the country has got the Ministry’s nod. The Bengaluru-based company has already been making the affordable iPhone SE and 6S for the Indian market but after investing over Rs 5,000 crore on its facility, it will start making iPhone 8 and probably iPhone X for the country as well,  to appeal to consumers.

Apple’s bid to make in India has got a big boost this week, as Wistron’s aim to expand its manufacturing facility in the country has got the Ministry’s nod.

The Bengaluru-based company has already been making the affordable iPhone SE and 6S for the Indian market but after investing over Rs 5,000 crore on its facility, it will start making iPhone 8 and probably iPhone X for the country as well.

The announcement of the project was made by Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s IT Minister, who was quoted saying in The Economic Times on 7 March, 2019. In addition to Wistron, he also said that Foxconn is also looking to invest in a Rs 2,500-worth project, probably to scale up its own production set up in the country.