Foxconn’s iPhone 12 Output in India Hit By Local Lockdowns

iPhone 12 production at a Foxconn factory in India has actually been cut by more than 50% amidst a lockdown, and numerous reported cases of COVID-19 infections for employees at the plant, according to a new report from Reuters.
The primary factory located in Tamil Nadu, a state under severe lockdown procedures, has actually been required to considerably cut back on production. According to sources who talked to Reuters, workers at the Foxconn facility have actually just been able to leave, but not reenter.
More than 100 Foxconn staff members in the state have actually evaluated positive for COVID-19 and the business has actually imposed a no-entry ban at its factory in the capital of Chennai till late May, one of the sources said.
” Employees are just enabled to leave however not to go into the center considering that the other day,” the person said. “Only a small part of output is being kept.”
More than 50% of the plants capability had been cut, both sources stated, declining to be called as they were not authorised to speak to the media.
Foxconn stopped short on supplying particular details however stated in a statement that is it offering all infected workers with medical support.
“Foxconn places the health and wellness of our employees as our greatest concern and that is why we have been working carefully with regional federal government and public health authorities in India to resolve the obstacles that we and all business are dealing with in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” it said in a statement to Reuters.
Earlier this year, Apple started production of the iPhone 12 in India as part of its continued push to get rid of reliance on providers and production in China. The substantial downturn of production for iPhones in India comes amidst a larger global chip shortage, which up until now has actually not impacted Apples iPhone line, but is causing delays for the Mac and iPad.