foxconn ready for trial iphone x xs production in india

It looks like Apple is really aiming to turn its fortunes in Indi. While older models such as the iPhone 6S, SE and 7 are already made locally, the move to produce the flagship line would be a very significant steps. A new report confirms that Foxconn plans to begin trial production in its Chennai facility before gradually increasing the flow.

Producing locally would help Apple avoid import duties, which can reach north of 20%. As an added bonus the company would be closer to opening its own flagship stores across India as the government demands 30% local sourcing for…