Iphone 7 India : iPhone 7 now being made in India

Apple has started manufacturing the iPhone 7 model in India, in addition to iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, thus widening its ‘Made in India’ portfolio and signalling its intention of developing the country as a manufacturing hub.

“We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers, furthering our long-term commitment in India,” said Apple in an e-mail to ET exclusively.

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron, which makes iPhone SE and 6s models out of its plant on the outskirts of Bengaluru, has been making the iPhone 7 devices in India since the beginning of March.

People familiar with the matter said that a price drop for the iPhone 7 is unlikely with analysts saying the company will invest the margins made from these devices into a more aggressive sales and marketing play.