The iPhone 7 has revolutionized the concept of the iPhones. Released in September last year, this latest premium level handset has been a massive all over the world. The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone which has ditched the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it by the lighting port, which has much better sound quality than the traditional 3.5mm jacks. Not only that, the iPhone 7 is the first phone launched by the Cupertino-based tech conglomerate which comes with a water-resistant body and thus make the handset more desirable. So fans from all over the world is eagerly waiting for the next version of this coveted smartphone lineup, the iPhone 8 to get released.
Since the last couple of years, India has emerged as one of the biggest smartphone selling markets of the world. All the renowned brands launch their flagship device in India and fighting to grab the lion’s share of the country’s ever-booming smartphone market. Apple too did not let this opportunity to let go off their hands and is planning to open a manufacturing facility in the country. Apparently, the US-based tech giant is thinking to open a manufacturing factory in Peenya, Bengaluru by April of 2017.
So it is almost sure that we will get our hands on the very first batch of Indian made iPhone very soon. Now the question is whether that will be the much-anticipated iPhone 8 or not. As per the reports, Apple will not manufacture the iPhone 8 in India initially, instead they will manufacture some gadgets first and then will increase their production gradually.
However, Apple is still negotiating with the Indian government which is not allowing the tax benefits to this US tech giant. Apple executives are yet to meet the senior officials of the Indian government, including the IT and Finance ministry officials to get the green signal to set up a manufacturing unit in the country.
So if the Indian government gives the thumbs up to Apple, what will happen in that case. The most significant change we will notice is the massive price drop of the iPhone 8 as the company will get the tax benefit from the government. Currently, Apple levies almost 12 percent import tax on the manufacturing and production cost of the iPhones. When the tech conglomerate will start manufacturing iPhone in India, the import tax would be virtually eliminated and the iPhone will become much cheaper. The sharp fall in the price of iPhone will also ensure better services in the Indian Apple stores.
Not only Apple, the lucrative smartphone market of the country with an installed base of 275 million devices have attracted many other smartphone makers too. Oppo is planning to set up an industrial park in Noida along with a manufacturing unit. The Korean tech giant Samsung is also expanding the local manufacturing unit in Noida to increase the production of the smartphones rapidly.