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Apple starts selling ‘Made in India’ iPhones on trial basis

US-based technology major Apple has started selling iPhone SE that were assembled in India at select stores in the country as part of its trial run.

Apple is selling iPhone SE in India at select stores. These phones were assembled in India on trial basis in limited quantities.

Apple did not comment on the development.

The Cupertino-based firm a couple of days back had said that it was “beginning initial production of a small number of iPhone SE in Bengaluru”.

The high-end India-made iPhones (iPhone SE) have already hit the Indian market. These have been on sale from May 2 onwards,

iPhone SE with 32GB storage capacity with “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in India” printed on the box.

The price of Apple iPhone SE is Rs 27,200, inclusive of all taxes, Printed on the box. Cupertino-based maker of iPhones and iPads had completed the manufacturing of iPhones SEs in Bengaluru in April. The units are assembled by Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp.

The making of iPhones in India would help Apple lower prices and gain a foothold in the Indian market. Apple wants to bring its component manufacturers to India to make parts and export finished phones and is seeking tax concessions on import of key components.

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