Source: bbc.co.uk 3rd February 2017
Apple is to start making iPhones in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the state’s government has said.
Apple has 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 such a move.
Apple is currently unable to set up its own branded stores in India, which has a raft of rules to curb the activities of foreign companies.
For it to be able to sell direct to customers in India, Apple would have to source 30% of the components of its products locally.
Indian media has been speculating about Apple for a while. The iPhone is much coveted as a status symbol in the country, but it’s very expensive for most people.