iPhone manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known in the Western press as Foxconn, has obtained approval from the local government to repair iPhones at its subsidiary in Shanxi, China, according to a report in the Chinese-language Economic Daily News newspaper cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. This marks a second Foxconn subsidiary that can now repair iPhones.

The business model helps Apple to “save 40 percent of its costs on its smartphone maintenance services,” added the paper.

Foxconn in March obtained permission from the local government to conduct maintenance services for iPhones at its subsidiary in Henan, China. The Henan facility is being used to repair iPhones from seven countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia.

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Source: DigiTimes