Apple's upcoming flagship smartphone the iPhone 12 will be Made in India and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron has planned an investment of Rs 2,900 crore to ramp up its Bengaluru facility, Economic Times has reported.
Wistron has also started hiring the required people for manufacturing the iPhones and has also commenced manufacturing trials. It is aiming to send the smartphone to stores by mid 2021.
iPhone 12 will be the seventh Apple smartphone to be manufactured in India after iPhone SE (first and second), iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11.
Apple is reportedly planning to hold its iPhone 12 event in the second week of October, with pre-orders to take place later that week and shipments to start the week after that.
The late announcement will give the Cupertino-based tech giant time to reopen more stores in different markets that are closed due to pandemic.
Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones under the iPhone 12 series which would include two premium variants.
iPhone 12 Pro will come in 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch sizes and may feature a high refresh-rate 120Hz ProMotion display, as presently seen on iPad Pro.
With Inputs From IANS
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