After Apple and Samsung, Google also announced its plan to produce Pixel smartphones in India, with the latest model set to be rolled out next year. Reacting to this news, industrialist Anand Mahindra shared an interesting story about his Indian-made iPhone. Through X (formerly Twitter), the business magnate expressed his pride and excitement about owning a smartphone manufactured in our country. He also talked about the reaction of a seller in the United States when he told him his iPhone 15 was made in India.
It all started with a post on X by a page called Indian Tech and Infra. “Google will start manufacturing Pixel smartphones in India, starting with the latest model to be launched in 2024,” the post’s caption reads. Mr Mahindra re-shared this post along with his story.
“I was recently at a Verizon store in the US to buy a local SIM card and proudly told the salesperson that my iPhone 15 was made in India. It was particularly nice to see his raised eyebrows!” he wrote and added, “I also have a Google Pixel. I will switch to the Indian made version when it comes out. So I can tell them my Pixel is also made in India… But it probably will be won.” There will be no raised eyebrows at that time because by then India will be recognized globally as a manufacturing powerhouse.”
I was recently at a Verizon store in the US to buy a local SIM card and proudly told the salesperson that my iPhone 15 was made in India. It was a special pleasure to see his raised eyebrows! I also have a Google Pixel. I will switch to the Indian made version when it is out. So… https://t.co/QouFIOSu1M
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 20, 2023
The post was shared by Mr Mahindra a few hours ago and has since been viewed over 1.3 million times and liked over 21,000 times. Internet users responded quickly. While some found Mr. Mahindra’s emotions relatable, others were simply in awe of Google’s recent announcement.
“That’s an impressive moment to share! It’s exciting to witness India’s rise as a manufacturing powerhouse, and the choice to support locally made products is commendable,” one user wrote. “That’s a great story, sir! It’s interesting how the origins of your phone can spark conversations and highlight India’s growing reputation in the global manufacturing industry. It is indeed impressive to see India’s rise in this regard to see! said another.
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“That’s great to hear about your made-in-India iPhone and your future plans with the Google Pixel! India’s growing role in global manufacturing is impressive indeed,” said a third user. “I love this story! It’s so exciting to see India becoming a global manufacturing power, and I’m proud that Google is playing a role in that. I can’t wait to move to an Indian-made Pixel like this available 2024,” another added.
Meanwhile, Google on Thursday announced its plans to produce Pixel smartphones in India. This announcement makes Google the latest smartphone brand to start manufacturing its handsets in India. Rivals Samsung and Apple also assemble some of their smartphones in the country.
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