NEW DELHI: Apple.s reluctance to manufacture iPhones in India is a good thing -- provided the world's most valuable company and one of the world's largest supplier of software talent can work out a different arrangement.
Making India a design and R&D hub for Apple.
And Apple 's Bengaluru-based accelerator facility can become the first baby step in this business relationship, which will be a big upgrade from 'Make iPhones in India.'
To make up lost business opportunity, Mr. Cook is here. Cook may sell all second hand handset in USA, China , NOT here.
Market will decide that.
Cook was primarily in India to make way for sell of second hand iphones in India.
Its a bad idea to open factory in India as TRADE UNIONS are strong and will kill the iphone factory
so all the news about apple setting up a manufacturing unit in India was a hoax. a fabricated lie before cook''s visit to India?
Chinese gov does not allow unions and strikes. People commenting here do not realise that. There are no strict labor laws. And china has good infrastructure for manufacturing
PERUVENKULATHU RAMAN SADANANDAN
Who is the expert who claim to be not feasible or worth to make I phone in india. Such experts are the agents of domestic manufaturers . Production of any good product is not only for the custmers in india , it can be exported . Look at china , majority of I phones produced are exported.
How much were you guys paid by the Chinese ?
Apple uses slave labor for iphone manufacturing. Indian labor unions and labor laws will never allow that.
Sure, India is a BIG market but again (except for a few die hards) it is very price sensitive. Indian Buyers are also quite suave when it comes to Value for Money - and apple is definitely NOT Value for Money. Yes, it will be able to sell quite a number but Apple should not expect a windfall sale.
If iphones can be assembled in china why not in india as we are smarter than chinese people