The work would take place at Hon Hai's plant in Sriperumbudur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, this source added.
Furthermore, the report suggests that Foxconn would invest $356 Million to expand the current manufacturing plant that includes investment in iPhone productions as well. But within the product mix that it has got now, with the high-end iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XS, the third, the iPhone XR, appears to be doing well.
This is a substantial 33 percent jump in the number of Android users who switched to iOS after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched a year ago, and a whopping 45 percent increase when compared to Android switchers in the month after the launch of iPhone X.
Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment.
In India, currently, Apple has partnered with Winston Corp in Bengaluru to manufacture lower-cost iPhones, I.e., the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s models, which make a decent number of sales in our market, considering the lower pricing. Last year, the figures revealed that 86% of new iPhone units were bought in the states to upgrade an older model, and 11% switched from Android.More news: Indonesia Extends Exclusion Zone Around Volcano That Caused Tsunami
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Full details of Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear and could change.
Moreover, it is also not clear if any iPhone assembly is being shifted to existing Foxconn facilities in China or somewhere else. With that said, it's unclear if this means all production of iPhones have been shifted from China to India, or if the Indian manufacturing line is merely acting as a supplement.
For Apple, widening assembly beyond China is critical to mitigate the risks of the Sino-U.S. trade war.
A new study has confirmed fears of disappointing demand for Apple's newest entry-level iPhone.
Making more phones locally will help Apple save costly duties and boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship drive to make India a manufacturing hub, Singh said.