By Roger Fingas
Monday, July 11, 2019, 11:18 a.m. Pacific time (2:18 p.m. Eastern time)
Indian versions of the iPhone XS and XR should be launched in India in August, according to a report on Thursday.
Some necessary approvals are still waiting to be sealed, a Reuters Source indicated It is also not clear how much the locally manufactured models will cost, but they can be cheaper because Apple does not have to pay import tariffs.
The assembly is allegedly handled by Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturing partner. The previous laughter confirmed the plans to produce iPhones in India, but only separate rumors pointed to the iPhone X line.
So far, Apple has been producing larger iPhones in the country, such as the iPhone SE, 6 and 7, and mainly through Wistron. The company is just beginning to export iPhones to the European market.
Apple controls a marginal part of India's smartphone market, due to the high cost of its devices, especially after import tariffs. An imported iPhone XR, for example, starts at $ 1,123 in India versus $ 749 in the US. UU The average local sales price of the phones is less than $ 150.