Tata Group will soon start making iPhones in India after Wistron, one of the official manufacturers of iPhones in India, sold its Indian factory to the company. This makes the Tata Group the first Indian iPhone maker. View the details.
‘Made in India’ iPhones from Tata
IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar confirmed the news via his X-post (formerly Twitter), congratulating Tata Group on the acquisition. The IT Minister also thanks Wistron for her contributions and applauds Apple for “building a global supply chain from India with Indian companies at the helm.“
Chandrasekhar revealed that the company will be making iPhones in India 2-2.5 years. This will apply to both Indian and global markets.
For those who don’t know, Tata Group is in talks to acquire the Wistron plant in Karnataka. Foxconn and Pegatron are the other two iPhone manufacturers in India. One thing to note here is that ‘Made in India‘iPhones are simply assembled in the country and not made from scratch.
It is revealed that both Wistron and Tata will sign the major agreements after which necessary approvals will be sought. This step is another step towards creating the ‘Made in India’ initiative stronger and reduces dependence on Chinese-assembled products in India.
There is no word on whether Tata will continue making iPhones at the Wistron factory or shift operations to the factory in Hosur, near Bengaluru. It is also revealed that the deal to acquire Wistron Corp by the Tata Group is estimated to be worth $125 million.
Other details about this are not yet known and we will have to wait for more information about this. We will keep you informed about this, so stay tuned. And what do you think about Tata making iPhones in India? Let us know in the comments below.
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