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Report: Apple in talks with India to manufacture locally

Apple Inc. is in talks with India's government to explore product manufacturing in the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 20, citing two senior officials.

Apple reportedly outlined its plans in a letter sent to the Indian government in November, and also asked for financial incentives. Senior officials with India's trade ministry then met to discuss the possibility.

An Apple spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment by the Journal.

This development comes several months after the Indian government rejected Apple's proposal to import and sell refurbished iPhones in the country. In January, the iPhone maker also submitted an application to open retail stores in India.