Apple supplier Foxconn’s Chennai plant to remain closed this week: Know why

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There’s good and bad news for Apple supplier Foxconn.

Earlier on Tuesday, we reported about the manufacturing of iPhone 13 in India at Foxconn’s plant near Chennai, which is great and will help Apple on the revenue front in the country. What is not a good thing is that after protesting against the incident of food poisoning, the same plant will remain closed for a whole week. Reuters Reported.

According to the Kancheepuram Superintendent of Police, a five-day holiday has been declared at the plant. Neither Foxconn nor Apple have yet commented on the matter. We will mention this location once the official statement is released.

After the incident, Foxconn workers took to the streets to protest. Dozens of workers who were detained for blocking a major highway in protest against the food poisoning incident last week have now been released. About 150 laborers were admitted to the hospital. It should be highlighted that Foxconn workers in India are mostly women.

The plant currently assembles the iPhone 12 and trial production for the iPhone 13 will begin soon.

Earlier on Tuesday, a report good It has been learned that the iPhone 13 will be assembled in India from next February, which also indicates a reduction in the price and accessibility of the device. Apple has not made any official statement on this yet.

Currently, Apple assembles the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 at the Foxconn plant near Chennai. The iPhone SE, on the other hand, is assembled at the Wistron plant located in Narasapura industrial area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKolar district.

According to media reports, only the iPhone 13 will be produced in India. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will not be manufactured in the country.

We believe, the Made in India initiative will help Apple cut the customs duty on the iPhone 13 in a big way, in turn, lowering the retail price.

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