Apple has Started Manufacturing iPhone XR in India; Receives BIS Certification
Foxconn Hon Hai Technology India Mega Development Pvt Ltd has secured certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to start manufacturing the iPhone XR in the country. Foxconn has been granted certification under IS 13252 information communication equipment certification, and the registration number is R-61000914. The model certified is the A2105 model, which is the iPhone XR.
Per BIS certification, the manufacturing plant is located at Sipcot Industrial Park, Chennai-Bangalore Highway(NH4), Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu State, India.
Under the ‘Made in India’ scheme, Apple already manufactures lower-priced iPhones, including the iPhone SE and iPhone 7, at the Wistron facility in Bengaluru, India. If the iPhone XR is made in India, we will see massive price cuts on the iPhone XR as assembling the iPhones locally can save a lot on the high import duties in India. It is expected that the India-made iPhone XR will reach the stores by August 2019.
To recall, the iPhone XR was launched in September 2018. It comes with a 6.1-inch LCD 326ppi Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels. The phone is powered by Hexa-core A12 Bionic 7nm processor with quad-core GPU, next-generation Neural Engine. It has three memory options: 3GB/64GB, 3GB/128GB, and 3GB/256 GB.
For photography, the iPhone XR sports a 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera on the rear with Quad-LED dual-tone flash. The front camera features a 7MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
A non-removable Li-Ion 2942mAh battery with Qi wireless charging and 15W fast charging backs the device. It runs on the IOS 12 operating system. The phone measures 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and weighs 194 grams.
Connectivity options on the iPhone XR include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and GPS with GLONASS. Sensors on the phone include Siri natural language commands and dictation, Face ID, accelerometer, compass, barometer, gyro, and proximity.
The current price of the Apple iPhone XR in India starts at Rs 59,900, and it is available in six color options: Black, Red, Coral, White, Yellow, and Blue.