Technology major Apple has started making certain models of iPhone in Bengaluru through a contract manufacturer, Parliament was informed today. Also Read - iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max delivery date details: Bad news for iPhone buyers
“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. Also Read - iPhone 13 cashback: Vodafone-idea offers special offer on iPhone 13 pre-order via myvi.com
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. Also Read - iPhone 13 too expensive? Get iPhone 12 at lowest ever price on Flipkart today
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
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