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Foxconn to reopen iPhone plant on Wednesday: Report

Foxconn to reopen iPhone plant on Wednesday: Report
10 Jan, 2022

After temporarily halting production for over 15 days, Apple iPhone 13 assembler Foxconn is likely to reopen its plant located in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai district on Wednesday, a media report claimed. 

K. Selvaperunthagai, the Legislator from Sriperumbudur Assembly constituency — where the factory is located — was quoted as saying by Reuters that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has informed the state Assembly that the plant will resume production from Wednesday. 

However, initially, only 100 workers would be allowed to work. It will take up to two months to resume work with full capacity, the report said.  

The company was forced to close the plant, which employed about 17,000 people, on December 18 after a protest sparked as 250 of its worker fell sick due to food poisoning.  

Foxconn, which has been making the iPhone 12 smartphone, kicked off the trial assembly of the Apple iPhone 13 out of its plant near Chennai. The commercial production of the new generation iPhones will commence in February this year.