Apple might start manufacturing the iPhone 6s Plus in its Bengaluru facility. This would help in the reduction in the price of the iPhone in the Indian market. The Indian Government has started to tax foreign phones as it raised tariffs on smartphones from 15 to 20 percent in February.
This measure forced Apple to seek methods to keep the price of its phone down and stay competitive. If Apple starts manufacturing the phones in India they could cut prices by 5–7 percent, according to the report. This would bring the price of the iPhone 6s to the same level as that of the One Plus.
Apple would also try to make the parts and the packaging in India as well. This will help in further cost reduction. The Indian government announced a 10 percent customs duty on circuit boards, camera modules, connectors, and other parts. This is done to boost the local smartphone economy in the country.
iPhone 6s, the Apple flagship from 2015 is quite popular in India, even now. The phone has got features which are pretty good by today’s standards. The 12-megapixel camera, 5.5 inches, full HD display and other features are similar to that in iPhone 7 plus or 8 plus. If the extra features of its successors are ignored then the 6S plus is a decent phone. It even has a 3.5mm audio jack, a rare feature in phones, nowadays.
Apple is already assembling the iPhone SE in India for almost a year now. It is a huge success in the Indian market due to its affordable price. The lowered price of 6S Plus will boost its sales in India as well. Although the phone is going to not completely manufactured in India, the iPhone 6S plus would be more than welcome. Apple might start manufacturing more iPhone models in India in the upcoming months.