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Apple trialing iPhone 6s Plus production in India in bid to cut costs

April 13, 2018

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Wistron has set up a line for the 6s Plus at its Bengaluru facility, which currently manufactures the iPhone SE, according to two senior industry executives cited by India’s The Economic Times. Commercial production will allegedly begin within the next couple of weeks.

While it might initially seem counterintuitive to run 6s Plus production in 2018, the phone is still technically in Apple’s modern lineup, and the company has a marginal presence in the Indian smartphone market because wages and “premium” pricing —exacerbated by import costs —often put a new iPhone out of the average person’s reach. The company has enjoyed some success within the high-cost segment.

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