Foxconn to start premium Apple iPhone manufacturing in India next year

Apple's new iPhoneXR represented 32 percent of Apple phone sales in the first 30 days it was available

Last year, iPhone loyalists made up 86 percent of upgrades, while only 11 percent of buyers were previously on Android.

According to the report, the iPhone XR did better than the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of sales that accounted for Android switchers.

So, the breakdown is comparable and the new iPhone XR took the same share of handset sales as last year's model in its first full month of availability in the market. However, in India, the new iPhones are way more expensive than the U.S. - thanks to our country's custom duty charges on imported consumer electronics. Still, sales of the iPhone XR have been disappointing.

The Foxconn Technology Group will for the first time assemble top-of-the-line Apple iPhones at its factories in India as early as next year, Reuters reported Thursday.

Still, it could potentially get Hon Hai to make the older iPhone X version in India in a bid to get a bigger share of the world's fastest-growing major mobile phone market. "It appears that iPhone XR did serve to attract current Android users". "Of course, Apple doesn't just state plainly its launch strategy". Apple has worked aggressively to boost sales of its devices, advertising the iPhone XR for $449 online, a $300 discount.

Amid reports of Apple halting a production boost for its newest iPhones due to slower than expected demand, a new survey of U.S. customers revealed that more Android users switched loyalty to Apple this year than in previous years. "Then, the similarly-priced models accounted for 39% of units, and after they had been available for a month before the iPhone X was released". Unfortunately, with Apple no longer planning to disclose quarterly iPhone sales, we won't have a firm grasp as to how overall iPhone sales are doing anytime soon.

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