However, the stats indicated by the CIRP's report can not be used for concluding the success of iPhone Xr as this year Apple released its cheaper iPhone variant after its pricier models which is contrary to its previous launch strategies. With that said, it's unclear if this means all production of iPhones have been shifted from China to India, or if the Indian manufacturing line is merely acting as a supplement.
China trade war is bad news for tech companies which have existing manufacturing facilities in China and thus face extra tariffs to sell into the U.S. market.
Earlier this week, rumors suggested Apple and Foxconn are moving part of the production of 2019 iPhones from China to India.
The investment may create as many as 25,000 jobs, he added. However, the company has kept its higher-end iPhone production in China, where iPhones have been assembled since their initial release in 2007.
Apple's most affordable handset this year did not only win the favor of iPhone 8 and iPhone X owners, but it also managed to attract hordes of Android switchers during its first month of availability, a research report has revealed.
It should be noted that it's now unknown whether Foxconn is planning to move its existing iPhone assembly from China to India.
The 32 per cent share of iPhone sales for the XR model compares favourably to the 30 per cent share for iPhone X in the similar timeframe last year, but lags the combined share of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus during that period last year, the report said.
Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment.
Complete details about Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear. The rise of India as an industrial base will allow Apple to mitigate the effects of the Sino-US trade war.
Foxconn, the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer, is considering setting up a factory in Vietnam, Vietnamese state media reported this month.