iPhone 13 Will Now Carry the “Made in India” Tag! Based on a recent report, Apple has started a 3-month trial production run of the new iPhone 13 in India. This will add to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 which are also manufactured locally. With the addition of the iPhone 13 to its Indian manufacturing plans, Apple now makes 70 percent of its iPhone smartphones locally.
Apple’s contract manufacturer Foxconn is said to have started manufacturing the iPhone 13 at its Tamil Nadu plant near Chennai. This same plant also manufactures the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11. However, this is just a trial run and full-on commercial production will start from February 2022, suggest industry insiders.
Despite ongoing chip shortages around the world, it is said that Apple has managed to secure all the chips needed to kickstart the local manufacturing of the iPhone 13. However, not all models in the iPhone 13 series will get the Made in India tag.
This is the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini which will be made in India. The more capable and expensive iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will still be imported from outside. For Apple, it makes sense that the iPhone 13 is the best-selling model in the iPhone 13 series.
Apple, on the other hand, still continues to manufacture the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 in India, as these models contribute the most to Apple’s sales figures in the subcontinent. The recent festive sale events have seen huge discounts on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11, both of which have sold out in huge numbers.
The iPhone SE is also manufactured by Wistron at its Bangalore plant. Note that the iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone model that Apple currently sells in India. Going into 2022, it is believed that Apple will update the iPhone SE for the year by giving the iPhone SE a 5G chip from the iPhone 13. In 2023, Apple is expected to launch an all-new iPhone SE which is likely to be based on the iPhone XR.