Affected by the outbreak, India's Foxconn announces shutdown: iPhone XR production stalled

According to foreign media reports, according to foreign media reports, the current global epidemic situation is serious. The Indian government has issued a national ban for 21 days. Subsequently, the factories of Foxconn and Wistron in India announced the suspension of production, and iPhone production has temporarily stopped.

It is reported that in order to prevent and control the epidemic, the Indian government announced that starting from the 24th of this month, the country will implement 21-day closure measures. As India ’s native iPhone makers, Foxconn and Wistron immediately announced the closure of factories. According to relevant sources, the Foxconn plant in India is expected to be shut down until April 14, and the resumption plan is based on the epidemic situation and government instructions before making a decision.

It is understood that the Foxconn India factory officially started producing iPhone XR in Chennai last October, and the products are mainly sold in India. According to a previous market report issued by a foreign institution, thanks to the iPhone XR's best-selling in the Indian market, iPhone shipments in India increased by 41% year-on-year in 2019, especially in the high-end mobile phone market. OnePlus and other mobile phone brands have become the number one high-end smartphone in the Indian market.

It is reported that Foxconn cancelled its plan to continue investing $ 5 billion in India in January this year. Apple also considered moving production lines of iPhone XR and other models back to China to meet the current market demand. What do you think of it? Comments are welcome.