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TikTok has come under fire in India.
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Foxconn will start building iPhones in India in July


Foxconn is looking to India as a location to build iPhones.
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Foxconn will reportedly start building iPhone X-series handsets in India in July, a new report claims. Other newer handsets could also follow in the future.

The handsets will be built at the company’s 160-acre factory in Chennai. “The plans are to step up production capacity and diversify to even higher models going forward,” a source with knowledge of Foxconn’s plans is quoted as saying.

Apple slashes price of iPhone XR in India


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The iPhone XR is now (a bit) cheaper in India.
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India is cutting the price of the iPhone XR by up to 22 percent in an attempt to boost sales.

Apple has long wanted to make meaningful inroads into India with its potential customer base of 1.3 billion people. However, this is the first time that it been willing to reduce the selling price of one of its latest iPhones in order to do so.

Foxconn gears up to make flagship iPhones in India


iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XS size: Sometimes bigger really is better.
Designed in California, built in India.
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Foxconn is reportedly “within weeks” of starting trial production of the iPhone XS in India, Bloomberg reports.

Manufacturing will take place at a Foxconn factory in the southern city of Chennai. Rival manufacturer Wistron already makes the iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and — now — the iPhone 7 at its own facility in Bangalore.

Apple is now building the iPhone 7 in India


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The iPhone 7 originally launched in 2016.
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Apple supplier Wistron has started manufacturing iPhone 7 handsets in India. This is the third model iPhone to be made in the country, following the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s.

“We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers, furthering our long-term commitment in India,” Apple told the Economic Times newspaper.

iPhone SE 2 could be the savior Apple needs [Opinion]


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Apple desperately needs an updated iPhone SE.
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iPhone sales are down, especially in emerging markets. The reason is simple: Apple’s devices cost too darn much. And the solution is equally simple: Apple must make a new budget model. In short, it needs a successor to the iPhone SE to ensure short-term profits as well as long-term viability.

This device has to have a low, low price. Even if that means a phone so bare-bones that most Americans turn up their noses at it.

Flagship iPhones one step closer to being built in India


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iPhone 8 could be the next Apple handset manufactured in India.
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Apple is one step closer to manufacturing flagship iPhones in India for the first time.

India’s IT ministry today signed off on plans to build a local Wistron factory that is expected to produce the iPhone 8. It should make the device significantly more affordable to local consumers in the future.