Another iPhone manufacturer is increasing investment in India


Foxconn moving additional iPhone production to India as coronavirus disrupts work
More iPhone manufacturers are entering India.
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Wistron, one of Apple’s iPhone manufacturers, is ramping up its investment in India. According to a new report, the company has vastly increased its authorized capital expenditure in India to meet its future development plans.

This follows on from another recent report, suggesting that fellow manufacturer Foxconn is set to start building flagship iPhones in the country.

Apple plans to start making another iPhone in India


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iPhone 6s Plus will be “Assembled in India.”
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Apple plans to start manufacturing another iPhone in India, according to a new report.

Partner Wistron has already started trial production of the iPhone 6s Plus at its Bangalore plant, where it has been assembling the iPhone SE since last year. Source say mass-production will begin in “the next couple of weeks.”

iPhone manufacturer accused of using unauthorized parts


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Incident allegedly occurred at a factory manufacturing iPhone 8 Plus models.
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Apple has reportedly suspended production at one of its iPhone manufacturing plants in China as the result of the use of unauthorized components.

The story concerns a Wistron plant in Kunshan, China, where the iPhone 8 Plus is manufactured. Production has allegedly been suspended for two weeks, although Wistron insists that this is not true and that, “operations remain completely normal.”

iPhone SE 2 rumored to launch in mid-2018


A new iPhone SE might be on the way.
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Apple is set to make another major play for emerging markets next year with the rumored release of a new iPhone SE 2 handset.

According to a rumor out of Apple’s supply chain, the new iPhone SE 2 will be assembled by Taiwanese manufacturer Winstron, only all units will be put together in Bengaluru, India.

Wistron looks to scale up iPhone manufacturing in India


Apple supplier is increasing its ability to build masses of iPhones in India
iPhone manufacturing in India is apparently going well.
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Apple manufacturer Wistron reportedly wants to expand its iPhone SE manufacturing in India. The company is currently scouting for 100 acres of land to help it do so.

Wistron has quietly shortlisted several possible locations in Bangalore for its new facility, including one close to the nearby airport. In addition to Apple, the new facility may also be used to supply other brands.

Apple funds suppliers who fight back against Qualcomm


And just when we thought this case was calming down!
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Apple is reportedly paying the legal costs of four of its assemblers, Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal, as they challenge Qualcomm in court.

In a filing made late Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the Apple suppliers allege that Qualcomm has violated two sections of the U.S. antitrust law, the Sherman Act.

iPhone 8 won’t enter mass-production until months after launch


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We could be waiting a long time for iPhone 8.
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Want to be one of the first to get your hands on Apple’s big iPhone 8 upgrade this fall? Prepare yourself for disappointment.

According to a new report, the device won’t enter mass-production until months after its official unveiling, and only small quantities will be available at first.

First ‘Assembled in India’ iPhones go on sale


iPhone assembled in India
Coming soon with a 2?
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Apple’s first iPhone SE units manufactured in India are now on sale in the country.

“Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in India,” reads the tagline on the back. Despite being made locally, the devices cost exactly the same as those shipped from China.

Qualcomm asks a court to force iPhone makers to pay up


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Qualcomm says Apple is playing dirty.
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Qualcomm has asked a court to force iPhone suppliers to keep paying it royalty payments while it is in the middle of its standoff with Apple.

The tech giant has updated one of its lawsuits to include what it claims is additional evidence about Apple instructing third-party suppliers not to pay money they owe to Qualcomm. Qualcomm suggests that this is an underhanded tactic on Apple’s part to force it to settle sooner.

India offers Apple a compromise on iPhone manufacturing incentives


Apple supplier is increasing its ability to build masses of iPhones in India
Apple is already manufacturing iPhones in India.
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To encourage manufacturing in India, Indian authorities have offered to let Apple import smartphone components for use in local manufacturing, tax free.

Apple previously asked for a 15-year tax holiday from paying tax on importing components it needed for Indian manufacturing. The request was denied by authorities, but it seems that a compromise may be reached, whereby Apple will gradually increase the local production of components in India.