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Apple to start Indian iPhone manufacturing within next two months

03/23/2017, 09:03 am

Apple's Indian manufacturing will finally begin within the next 4 to 6 weeks at a Wistron plant in Bangalore -- and more ambitious plans are already being hatched.

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Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers

03/17/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple is planning to grow its presence in India over the next year by expanding the number of Apple Authorized Reseller locations, with the addition of over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country.

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Amazon begins selling iPhone 6 with 32GB storage in India

03/06/2017, 10:03 am

A version of the iPhone 6 that includes 32 gigabytes of storage has resurfaced in another country, with Amazon exclusively selling the smartphone in India from Monday, following similar sales in China and Taiwan offering the device with the new storage capacity.

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Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says

02/17/2017, 04:02 am

Apple's first "made in India" device will be the iPhone SE, with reports on Friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer Wistron.

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Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches forward, timetable for opening unknown

02/15/2017, 09:02 am

Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

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Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as condition of local manufacturing in India

02/06/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is looking to revive the idea of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in India as a possible condition of it starting local manufacturing in the country, a report said on Monday.

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Indian IT minister welcomes Apple proposal to build iPhone in Bengaluru, suggests production starts soon

02/02/2017, 07:02 pm

Continuing the political shell game that is Apple manufacturing in India, a local IT minister issued a statement on Thursday welcoming the company's proposal to manufacture iPhone hardware in Bengaluru.

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Apple ships 2.5M iPhones in India during 2016, boosted by iPhone 7 release

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones in India during the whole of 2016 -- a third of those in the fourth quarter, when the iPhone 7 launched in the country, according to Counterpoint research data released this week.

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Apple meeting with India government 'constructive,' iPhone manufacture 'almost a done deal' [u]

01/25/2017, 09:01 am

Apple's meeting with Indian government officials on Wednesday -- aimed at setting up local iPhone manufacturing -- was a "constructive and open dialogue," the company claimed in a statement.

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India government said likely to reject tax, trade concessions for Apple manufacturing deal

01/24/2017, 11:01 am

The Indian government will probably reject Apple's requests for waiving taxes and duties on imports in exchange for setting up local manufacturing, reports claimed on Tuesday ahead of a Wednesday meeting between the company and government officials.

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Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing includes breaks on taxes & duties for imports

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Ahead of a meeting on Jan. 25, Apple has sent out a list of concessions it wants from the Indian government before setting up local manufacturing -- though it won't necessarily push to get them all, according to a report.

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Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands to Modi in October letter

01/18/2017, 10:01 pm

Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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India promises 'open mind' when looking at Apple demands for local manufacturing

01/18/2017, 09:01 am

The Indian government will adopt an "open mind" when examing Apple's demands before setting up local manufacturing in the country, the country's Information Technology Minister said on Wednesday.

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Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

01/09/2017, 10:01 am

An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

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Apple's negotiations with India continue, government officials reluctant to give more tax breaks

01/05/2017, 10:01 am

More information regarding Apple's possible entry into India's manufacturing and retail markets has emerged, with government officials making statements before a full ruling suggesting Apple would not receive any special tax incentives to do business in the country that wouldn't also apply to other companies.

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Assembly company Wistron looking to expand India factories, possibly for future iPhone construction

01/04/2017, 08:01 am

Recent supply chain reports suggest that once and possibly future iPhone manufacturer Wistron is expanding its efforts in India, possibly as a way to help Apple fulfill local sourcing requirements for future iPhones.

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Apple rumored to begin iPhone production in India by end of 2017

12/29/2016, 05:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.

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Apple seeks tax benefits, label law waivers to build iPhones in India & boost local sales

12/29/2016, 09:12 am

Apple continues to work with the Indian government to penetrate the growing mobile market, and is seeking relaxed product labelling laws, as well as tax benefits to start manufacturing the iPhone inside the country, which is now the second largest smartphone market in the world.

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Indian Trade Ministry authorities talking local manufacturing with Apple

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple to establish centralized distribution center in India, report says

12/02/2016, 01:12 am

According to a report published Friday, Apple is looking to consolidate its logistics operations in India, and thus gain more control over regional sales channels, by establishing a centralized distribution center in the country.

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