Apple iPhone makers Foxconn and Wistron Corporation have suspended production across India. The move comes hours after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown. The production suspension will ensure that both companies can comply with the order.
According to a Bloomberg report, Foxconn revealed that it was suspending operations until 14 April. The company clarified that it plans to resume production in India following further instructions from the Government of India. Wistron also said that it was shutting down production in line with government orders. The report states that the two companies have not disclosed the exact model that will be affected by the suspension.
Apple will not be the only company to face problems in maintaining its growth in India. All smartphone makers including Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and more are equally affected by the lockdown. It is also possible that the country may extend the lockdown depending on the situation. The report also stated that it would also affect Apple Maps data updates as the team operates out of an office in Hyderabad.