Technology major Apple has started making certain models of iPhone in Bengaluru through a contract manufacturer, Parliament was informed today. Also Read - Apple Watch 'Black Utility Collection' limited edition launched
“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 - Apple iOS 14.4 released with bug fixes, improvements: Here's how to download and install
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 - Apple Watch helped save a kidnapped woman in the US, here's how
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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