iPhone production in India suspended as country starts 21-day lockdown
Apple’s factories in India are suspending iPhone production as the country starts a 21-day lockdown.
Indian officials have ordered the country’s population of 1.3 billion people to stay indoors for at least three weeks in an effort to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country, with the nationwide lockdown in place until at least April 14.
Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is suspending operations until April 14, the company said in a text message to Bloomberg News. It intends to resume India production based on further government announcements. A Wistron representative said the company is also adhering to the order, while declining to comment on exactly what products are affected.
Apple recently increased the price of its iPhone models in India due to raised taxes in the country.