The Strategist

Apple to transfer iPhone SE assembly to India

06/19/2020 - 09:14

The American company Apple plans to assemble the second generation of iPhone SE smartphones in India, Apple Insider said. iPhone SE is the most budget model in the current line of Apple smartphones.

According to the publication, Apple asked one of its suppliers in China to arrange the delivery of iPhone SE parts to India. The country already has the necessary capacity for assembly, since the first generation iPhone SE was previously assembled there. According to Apple Insider, assembly production in India will allow the company to avoid paying a fee of 20% on the import of finished smartphones.

The new iPhone SE was introduced in April. iPhone SE has the latest processor, while the phone itself is made in the body of the iPhone 8 2017 release. It was expected that smartphone sales would begin in late April, but due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the date was shifted.