Apple has started focusing on the Indian market with the launch of the iPhone 15 series. It has been locally producing the Apple iPhone 15 in the country and will soon start manufacturing the iPhone 15 Plus model. A new report suggests that Made in India Apple iPhone 15 Plus models could arrive in the next quarter.
Apple Will Start Assembling iPhone 15 Plus In The Country
According to a report by the Economic Times, Apple is planning to assemble the iPhone 15 Plus at its Foxconn plant in Tamil Nadu. The local production of the model will begin in the next quarter (October-December) after the success of the iPhone 15. Apple also plans to double its sales next quarter with offers and price drops on the older models.
This could result in record-breaking sales for Apple in the October-December quarter. It is the first time Apple has started shipping locally manufactured iPhones in India simultaneously with the global launch.
Apple Is Importing iPhone 15 Pro Models From China
The company is currently importing the iPhone 15 Plus from China to meet local demand during the festive season. Apart from this, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro models are also imported, resulting in higher prices than other countries.
Apple has no plans to manufacture the Pro models in India, resulting in higher costs due to the 22 per cent import duty and rupee depreciation. The company is already assembling the iPhone 13,14, 14 Plus and 15 in the country.
The new iPhone 15 series will be available for sale from September 22 in Apple Store, online and offline retail stores. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus start at Rs.79,900 and Rs.89,900, respectively, for the 128GB model.Similarly, the iPhone 15 Pro and Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max retail at Rs.1,34,900 and Rs.1,59,900, respectively.
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