Last week, Apple completed its first trial round in its efforts to expand iPhone production into southern Asia. Wall Street Journal reports the device production was handled by a TaiWanese contract manufacturing firm, Wistron Corp.
The trial run focused on manufacturing a small amount of iPhone SE devices, Apple’s least-expensive iPhone model. The price of device has not been decided yet, but could be in the $250 to $320 range to stay competitive in the Indian smartphone market, where the average price of a smartphone is $150 according to IDC.
While Apple has not officially stated when the Indian-manufactured devices will be on shelves, a source close to the manufacturing company indicated the phones could be ready for purchase as early as this week.