Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will start the commercial production of iPhone X smartphone from July. The production will be done from Apple's 160-acre factory off Chennai. This will also help to diversify for even higher models going forward.
Apple started its India manufacturing journey via Taiwanese company Wistron that had started with the production of iPhone SE two year ago from its factory near Bengaluru that later had advanced to the iPhone 6S model. Right now Wistron makes iPhone 7. According to data from the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association, there were around 290 million handsets that were assembled in India in 2018 that was up from 58 million in 2014.
Pankaj Mohindroo, National president for ICEA, said, the company has the challenge to move from 290 million to 500 million phones followed with on billion by 2025.
The iPhone X (64GB) was launched in India for Rs 95,390 approx. The phone comes with a 5.8-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen that offers 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution with Scratch-resistant glass and IP67 dust/water resistant. In terms of specs, the phone is powered by Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm) Hexa-core 2.39 GHz CPU and gets dual 12MP+12MP rear cameras with Quad-LED dual-tone flash and a 7MP front camera. It gets 15W fast battery charging and also features Qi wireless charging.