Apple’s main iPhone manufacturer in India has won initial approval to build a new smartphone factory in the country.
The Economic Times reports that India’s IT ministry has given assent to Taiwan-based Wistron to construct the new factory, which now just needs approval from the Indian Cabinet to go ahead. Wistron will make cheaper iPhones in the new plant, reportedly beginning with the iPhone 8.
Foxconn meanwhile is poised to build Apple’s latest high-end smartphones, including the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, once its application gets similar approval by the relevant government departments. Foxconn sees production plants in India as a way to [...]
A larger portion of the world’s iPhones could one day be manufactured in India, if a new report by the Wall Street Journal proves accurate.
According to Tuesday’s report, Apple’s main iPhone assembler Foxconn is considering building production plants in India as a way to diversify its supply chain away from China, where most of the Taiwan-based firm’s facilities currently reside.
Executives at Foxconn, a contract manufacturer that assembles a large portion of the world’s iPhones in China, are studying whether to include an India project in budget plans, one of the people said. Senior executives, possibly including Chairman Terry Gou, [...]
Later this month, Samsung will launch its new mid-range Galaxy M series. These are the first smartphones to feature the company’s Infinity-V display, so-called due to its centered teardrop-shaped notch housing the front-facing camera.
Samsung has teased the Galaxy M Series launch on Amazon India In another first for Samsung, the devices will be launching exclusively in India on January 28 ahead of a global release, in an attempt to regain ground lost to Chinese rivals like Xiaomi in the world’s second biggest smartphone market.
The popularity of Xiaomi’s budget Redmi smartphones among younger consumers is believed to be a factor in declining [...]
Apple has added turn-by-turn navigation to Apple Maps for India. The app now offers the detailed directions for driving and walking, with options to book a ride through Uber and Ola also showing within the app.
Still missing for users in India is public transit information, lane guidance and speed limits, although given that the addition of turn-by-turn directions is part of an ongoing improvement to Apple Maps, these are likely to follow.
Rival Google Maps has been the de facto navigation app in India for some time, thanks to its driving, walking, and public transport modes. Users of the app have also benefited from the development of region-specific special [...]