Wistron Rumoured to Start Making iPhones in India

An Indian government official has told a news agency that Wistron will start manufacturing for Apple in Karnataka by the end of April 2017. Apple has yet to officially confirm the plan. Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India with Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) being the high-technology hub and capital of the state.

Apple has a mere 2% share of India’s mobile phone market and is well behind South Korean rival Samsung. Despite the low sales performance, Apple has almost half of the market for premium phones, which start at around $450 an item, and its sales are reported to be growing fast.

Apple is reported to have held a series of meetings with government representatives at both state and national level and is understood to be pressing for concessions before going ahead with the move.