New iPhones attracting more Android users in US

New iPhones attracting more Android users in US

New iPhones attracting more Android users in US

The majority of Apple's iPhones are manufactured in Foxconn's Longhua Science and Technology Park in Shenzhen, China.

Tamil Nadu Industries Minister M C Sampath told Reuters that Foxconn had lined up a Rs 25 billion ($356 million) investment at its Sriperumbudur plant.

The iPhone XR - this year's cheapest model despite being priced at a stiff $749 - accounted for 32 percent of the iPhone market during its first month in stores, according to a study released Wednesday by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Moreover, Foxconn - a Taiwanese company is already manufacturing smartphones for Xiaomi.

Apple's decision to start making iPhone outside of China may not surprise anyone given the current trade war going on between the United States and China. Foxconn will be making high-end devices in the flagship Apple series, the report added.

The Hindu recently reported it, wherein the newspaper underlined that Foxconn plant would be initiating the production of several iPhones. As a point of comparison, only 11% of new iPhone owners during November of 2017 were coming over from the Android camp.

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Complete details about Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear.

"Widening iPhone manufacturing in India through Foxconn will allow Apple to hedge the risk of any new US trade policies", said Navkendar Singh, an associate research director at International Data Corporation.

Apple now relies on Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer with factories in China, Brazil, Malaysia and other countries around the world, to assemble its iPhone devices.

Indian taxes on import of devices and components have also heightened Apple's headache in a market where it has only a 1 percent share by smartphone shipments.

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