The tech giant company Apple has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near Chennai, India, TechCrunch reports.

Apple has manufactured lower-priced iPhone models in India since 2017 and reportedly has been considering moving production of its more premium models there for some time.

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A small batch of locally manufactured iPhone 11 units has already shipped to retail stores, but the production yield is currently limited.

By selling locally-made devices in India, Apple would be able to avoid a 20 percent import duty that India imposes on foreign-made electronics. It’s not clear whether the devices are being manufactured for sale within India only, or for the broader worldwide market.

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