The plant in question is located in the town of Sriperumbudur, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This move by Apple with Foxconn in India is undoubtedly an advantage for iPhone enthusiasts who can no longer burn their pocket to buy a top-end iPhone, as there would no more be custom import duty charges.
In addition to the expansion of the plant to cope with the increase in production volumes the investment is expected to create as many as 25,000 jobs.
The news comes hot on the heels of trade war between United States and China where Apple is expected to get a hit due to tariffs, with one previous report already indicating that Apple will move manufacturing out of China if tariffs hit 25%. By contrast only 11 per cent Android smartphone users took the leap last year following the launch of iPhone X and only 12 per cent people switched to iOS following the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus the year before that.
It's also just 2 percent ahead of the share last year's iPhone X had grabbed - despite the fact that prices for the X started at $999.
Full details of Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear and could change. Additionally, it is also not confirmed whether the production will be confined to assembly or include some component production in the country.
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Apple did not immediately respond to a Fortune request for comment on the report.
Foxconn has previously acknowledged that the dispute between the USA and China has hindered the company's ability to affordably continue its operations.
"Widening iPhone manufacturing in India through Foxconn will allow Apple to hedge the risk of any new USA trade policies", said Navkendar Singh, an associate research director at International Data Corporation.
Foxconn has previously expressed concern over demand for Apple's flagship devices.