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Indian iPhone assembly is slated to start in June

Apple continues to prod New Delhi for incentives

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Apple is seeking concessions to make its iPhone SE more competitive in India.   © Reuters

MUMBAI Apple will start assembling its iPhone SE in India in June, at the Bangalore factory of Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron, a reliable source told the Nikkei Asian Review. With the right tax incentives and more relaxed local sourcing regulations, other iPhones could be made in the South Asian country, too.

Initially, the company will import components from existing suppliers and only assemble in India. This will result in a 16% savings on duties, compared with importing finished iPhone SEs. The handsets are the size of the iPhone 5, with a 4-inch display, but feature iPhone 6 technology.

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