According to a report, Apple has already begun the test production of the iPhone 6s Plus in its Bengaluru unit of its contract manufacturer Wistron, and the commercial production is expected to start in a couple of weeks.
Apple started assembling the iPhone in India in an effort to reduce costs for local consumers.
The iPhone 6S Plus is one of the more popular iPhones in India.More news: Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian athletes sent home over needle find
Apparently, it is believed that the locally produced iPhone 6s Plus can bring down prices of the phone by five to seven percent.
But the source told IBTimes India, that the model, which the company is planning to roll out from the Bengaluru plant is the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s model and not the iPhone 6s Plus. The phone was insulated from the recent price hike thanks to an increase in custom duty on smartphones from 15 per cent to 20 per cent in February. It might soon be time for the iPhone 6S Plus to be similarly shielded from import tax fluctuations.
It's only when the local manufacturing plan "gains scale" will the buyers see a price correction. However, in the refurbished smartphone market, Apple is now the king, and India is one of those regions where such category of mobile phones are sold in massive volumes.
Earlier this month, the government imposed a 10% custom duty on components like printed circuit boards populated with memory and chips, camera modules and connectors.More news: Kings' Drew Doughty sounds off on his one-game suspension
Apple would also try to make the parts and the packaging in India as well.
A customer tries out an iPhone 6s Plus and an iPhone 6s at an Apple Store.
Partner Wistron has already started trial production of the iPhone 6s Plus at its Bengalore plant, where it has been assembling the iPhone SE since a year ago.
Before you get excited though, it should be kept in mind that this change might not happen immediately since Wistron is just getting started, meaning Chinese imports will continue for the moment.More news: Facebook Doesn't Believe Recent Scandals Will Hurt Its Business