The current Indian government has pushed their initiative of Make in India in the past and continues to do so. After managing a number of mobile manufacturers started building and assembling the devices in the country, Apple Inc has confirmed that they will start assembling the top-end iPhones in the country early in the next year. Apple Inc has joined hands with the local unit of Foxconn, the Taiwan-based manufacturing unit in Sriperumbudur town in Tamil Nadu.
The move as per the sources will take Apple's business to next level in the country as it starts assembling the most expensive models like iPhoneX locally. Prior to this Apple has been assembling their low-end mobile phones in the country.
M C Sampath, a minister in Tamil Nadu state government said that as part of the plans, Foxconn will be infusing $365 million for the expansion of the plan in the state. Notably, Foxconn already makes the Xiaomi devices in the same plant. The reports say that the move will generate more than 25,000 jobs.
As per the reports on The Hindu, it was the Tamil Nadu government's minister who worked with Foxconn and Apple to make sure that the deal did not move out of the state. The plant currently has more than 15,000 workers, of which 90% are women.
India’s central government also plans to take up the task as it plans to convince Apple to start more manufacturing plants in the country as the top leaders are set to meet Davos next month.