Apple will resume sales of the iPhone in Indonesia within a matter of weeks according to a report from local KompasTekno after sales were halted a couple of years ago due to new local requirements. The report claims that Apple has invested over $44 million to meet the 30% “home-grown” manufacturing requirement set out by the Indonesia government.
To help strengthen relationships between Apple and the government officials in the country, Apple is said to be working with local Foxconn facilities as well as promising a local research and development center in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
Until the new local requirements were brought into enforcement Apple had a strong fan-base in Indonesia as the world’s fourth most populated country with over 260 million people, it was added to Apple’s list of launch countries for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014 after Apple added local dictation support.
The new report from KompasTekno adds that Apple will begin selling the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus through six retailers across major cities in Indonesia on Friday 31st March 2017.