Apple's assembly partners Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron have all applied to participate in India's $6.6 billion Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, in a bid for benefits for increasing production of smartphones in the country.
The sale of an iPhone factory owned by Wistron to Luxshare may be a long-term problem for rival Apple supply chain partners Hon Hai and Pegatron, JP Morgan reckons, with the purchase likely to help Wistron increase its involvement in iPhone production further.
Victor and William discuss the new Apple Watch rewards program in selected gyms, what's really going on with WhatsApp and iCloud encryption, and how iPhone demand in India has grown so much that a third factory is opening.
Apple assembly partner Wistron is increasing its production capacity in India, ramping up productivity for its third plant in the country after an initial trial by the firm, with iPhones thought to be the main produce from the newest operation.
Apple has expanded the range of its iPhone production in India from the iPhone SE and iPhone 6S to the iPhone 7, as manufacturing partner Wistron is said to have been producing the older iPhone model for distribution in the local market since March.
Wistron may not be moving to produce Apple's high-end iPhones after all, a report claims, suggesting that despite the increased Apple-centric investment in its manufacturing facilities in India, it will be for a wider range of device production instead of the more-expensive iPhone models.
Apple assembly partner Wistron is preparing to expand its iPhone production capabilities into newer models, according to an Indian government official, with the contract manufacturer believed to be moving into assembling the latest Apple releases like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.
Apple production partner Wistron is increasing its investment in manufacturing for the Indian market, with the upped spending being made to expand the plants that manufacture iPhones for the local market to avoid international import issues.
Foxconn will not only manufacture every second-generation, 5.8-inch OLED iPhone — sometimes dubbed the "iPhone XS" — but 90 percent of 6.5-inch "XS Plus" units, and 75 percent of a 6.1-inch LCD budget model, according to one research firm.