Apple to manufacture iPhones in India
Indian government official, Priyank Kharge, confirmed the deal on Twitter
After months of talks, an Indian government official has confirmed that Apple will begin to manufacture iPhones in a new facility in Bangalore.
Taking to Twitter, India's IT minister Priyank Kharge said: "Apple's iPhones will be made in Bangalore and all devices will be targeted at the domestic market.
"Apple's intentions to make iPhones in Bengaluru will foster cutting-edge technology ecosystem and supply chain development in the state."
It has been reported that iPhones will be manufactured in a facility in the outskirts of Bangalore by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron Corp. Furthermore, the minister told Bloomberg that production would begin by the end of April 2017.
In 2016, iPhone shipments in the country reached 2.5 million units, which placed Apple in 10th in the most sold band list. Apple's CEO Tim Cook has also said that India "is the place to be".