Apple iPhone Production Suspended in India Due to Nationwide Lockdown

Apple iPhone Production Suspended in India Due to Nationwide Lockdown

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Apple iPhone production has been suspended in India due to a nationwide lockdown that has shut down Foxconn and Wistron factories, reports Bloomberg.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a surprise nationwide lockdown that will last for 21 days.

"This is like a curfew, and far stricter than the 'Janata Curfew' (on March 22)," Modi said. "Seeing the present conditions, this lockdown will be for 21 days. This is to save India, save each citizen and save your family. Do not step outside your house. For 21 days, forget what is stepping outside. There is a Lakshman Rekha on your doorstep. Even one step outside your house will bring the coronavirus inside your house."

In response to the lockdown, Foxconn says its operations will be suspended until April 14th. Wistron says it is also adhering to the order but wouldn't specify what operations are affected. On an earnings call today, Wistron Chairman Simon Lin said he expects lockdowns in countries where they operate to be 'short-term' issues, noting that production can quickly be resumed as there are no labor-shortage problems.

Production of Apple products in India is mainly older iPhone models that are aimed at the domestic market so this shouldn't effect global supplies. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for updates.

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