12 May 2020
Coronavirus, the current interest in every country and industry is impacting everyone really hard. From taking lives to shutting down the businesses, this monster is just consuming everything and not stopping at all. Apart from sectors like travel, aviation, and hospitality, the tech industry is also suffering. Several big events in different countries got called off or postponed so as to avoid any further harm. Now, the production of iPhones in India is the latest to hit by the COVID-19.
India’s PM Narendra Modi recently announced 21 days lockdown in the country, where no non-essential sector is allowed to open its part. This has impacted the production plant of Apple iPhones as well.
According to Bloomberg, Foxconn has ceased operating until April 14. Wistron, which has been manufacturing key iPhone components in its India plant is also closing for production. Foxconn intends to resume the production based on further government announcements.
The report has come for only Apple’s iPhone production, it is currently unknown if Apple’s other sectors got also impacted. But learning the current scenario in the country where everything has been locked down for 21 days, it is not hard to assume that Apple’s Hyderabad section that works on Apple Maps data is also impacted and thus completely closed for the said time period.