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Some Apple iPhones being manufactured in Bengaluru: Government

Apple is said to be making some iPhones in India via a contract manufacturer.

  • Published: July 24, 2018 9:09 AM IST
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Technology major Apple has started making certain models of iPhone in Bengaluru through a contract manufacturer, Parliament was informed today.

“While Apple has already started manufacturing of certain models of iPhone in Bengaluru through a contract manufacturer, details of private business decisions are not maintained by the Centre,” Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The government has received representations seeking concessions including duty exemption on manufacturing and repair units, components, capital equipment and consumables for smartphone manufacturing, which have not been accepted, he said.

In a separate reply, the minister said as on July 15, 16,324 applications have been received of which 11,129 have been recognised as startups. PTI

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

  • Published Date: July 24, 2018 9:09 AM IST