started the assembly of iPhone 12 in India, the US tech giant said, as the company ramps up manufacturing operations in the world's second-biggest smartphone market.
"We are proud to be launching production of iPhone 12 in India for our local customers," Apple said in a statement on Thursday, without naming the supplier making the smartphone.
The Indian unit of Apple's Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn will assemble the device in its plant in Tamil Nadu, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Apple has been shifting some areas of production from China to other markets as it navigates the trade war between Washington and Beijing. A person familiar with the matter said in November Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at its request.
Launched in October 2020, iPhone 12 features a sleek flat-edge design along with advanced computational photography, an expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display with OLED for a brighter, more immersive viewing experience, a new Ceramic Shield front cover. Retailing starting Rs 69,990, it is powered by Apple's A14 Bionic chip.