MUMBAI, May 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc has begun
assembling its low-priced iPhone SE at its contract
manufacturer’s plant in the technology hub of Bengaluru in
southern India, the company said in a statement.

Cupertino, California-based Apple, is keen to boost its
market share in one of the world’s fastest growing mobile phone
markets as sales lag in Asian powerhouse China.

“We are beginning initial production of a small number of
iPhone SE in Bengaluru,” Apple said in the statement, adding
the phone would be available locally for sale this month.

In February, Reuters reported that Apple’s Taiwanese
manufacturing partner Wistron Corp will assemble the
iPhone SE in India by April-end or beginning of May.
(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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