Wistron, Apple’s manufacturing partner, has begun the assembling of the new iPhone SE at its Bengaluru facility. This news has been made public just a few days after Wistron adding more people to its labour pool.
“New iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price and we are excited to be making it in India for our local customers,” mentioned Apple in its statement.
However, the company has not revealed as to when the users will be able to get their hands on the new iPhone SE (2020) with the ‘Assembled in India’ tag, but we do expect them to be on the shelves in the coming few weeks. The e-trailers will soon mention about it on the website.
The local assembly of iPhone SE (2020) will benefit the buyer as Apple will not have to pay the 20 percent import duty on each iPhone it used to pay earlier, and the company can now remove the import cost. However, Apple will have to pay the taxes on individual parts.
All in all, one can expect the company to declare a price cut for its low-cost offering in the weeks to come. At present, the iPhone SE (2020) starts at ₹42,500 in India (or $399 in the US). Apart from the iPhone SE (2020), Apple already assembles the flagship iPhone 11 and the slightly older iPhone XR in India.