After several months of negotiations, Apple plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the Indian Bangalore, says a government official.
The state of Karnataka, where Bangalore is located, has reached a basic agreement with Apple, said the Minister of information technologies of the state.
The Minister told CNNMoney that iPhone Assembly could start in April at the plant on the outskirts of Bangalore.
Apple declined to comment.
The tech giant USA currently sells iPhones and other products in India through local distributors, but it lags behind Samsung and Chinese brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Lenovo, in terms of market share.
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