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Apple to start making iPhones in Bengaluru, says government

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Staff Writer | February 6, 2017
Apple would start making iPhones in India's southwestern state of Karnataka, local government said.
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Technology   Minister Priyank Kharge:
The assembling of iPhones, according to officials, will start from April in the state's capital city, Bengaluru, Indian tech hub.

Karnataka's information technology minister Priyank Kharge told media that they have reached an agreement with Apple regarding the matter.

"Apple's intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology ecosystem and supply chain development in the state, which are critical for India to compete globally," a statement issued by Karnataka government said. The U.S. company will be operated by Wistron Corp.

Last month, Kharge and senior officials met Apple executives to discuss the matter. Prior to that, a series of meetings were held between representatives of Apple and India's federal government officials. Apple Inc is yet to confirm the deal.