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Tata group to make iPhones, buys Taiwan-based Wistron Corp's India unit for $125 million

At present, the iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (second generation) are being manufactured/ assembled at Wistron’s factory in Karnataka, which the Tatas will take over

Our Special Correspondent New Delhi Published 28.10.23, 10:47 AM
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The Tata group is set to become the first Indian iPhone maker with Taiwan-based Wistron Corp, a contract manufacturer for Apple Inc, selling its India unit to the salt-to-software conglomerate for $125 million.

“Wistron Corp held a board meeting on Friday and granted approval for its subsidiaries, SMS InfoComm (Singapore) and Wistron Hong Kong, to sign a share purchase agreement with Tata Electronics for the sale of its 100 per cent indirect stake in Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing (India),” Wistron said in the statement.

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On confirmation and the signing of relevant agreements by both sides, the deal will proceed to obtain necessary approvals.

At present, the iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (second generation) are being manufactured/ assembled at Wistron’s factory in Karnataka, which the Tatas will take over.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for electronics and IT, said in an X post: “Congratulations to the Tata team for taking over Wistron operations. Thank you Wistron for your contributions, and great going for Apple in building a global supply chain from India with Indian companies at its helm.”

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