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Apple selects Wistron as primary manufacturer for 2017 iPhones in India – report

Wistron is reported to be the primary supplier in India for manufacturing of new iPhones.

The news about Apple being eager to enter the Indian market for selling its future products is not a new affair. The company is already in talks with the senior government officials to start manufacturing and open retail stores in the country. And now It seems that the company has selected its first Indian-based OEM, Wistron Corp, to make manufacture this year’s iPhone in India.

According to a report by DigiTimes, Wistron is reported to be the primary supplier in India for manufacturing of new iPhones. The report further adds that Foxconn and other makers will act as secondary OEMs only if demand increases.

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Wistron is also reported to expand smartphone production capacity in Kunshan, eastern China and in India, the report highlights. This is in line with the previous report suggesting that Wistron will be setting up a plant in Peenya, Bangalore to assemble or manufacture iPhones. Further, the report also claimed that the first round of production is all set to begin as soon as early April 2017.

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To recall, Wistron was previously involved in the production of the iPhone 5c and iPhone SE, and the company was also rumoured to be one of the manufacturers of the iPhone 6, the iPad and Apple Watch.

According to a recent report, Apple will be meeting with the government officials on Wednesday to discuss various incentives to set up a manufacturing unit in India. The Cupertino giant has reportedly asked the government for a 15-year custom holiday on iPhone kits imports.

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