India Stories December 21, 2020

Under Indian law, Apple has ultimate legal responsibility for the underpaid wages at a Wistron iPhone assembly plant near Bangalore, says a local report.

iPhone assembly was suspended at the plant due to damage caused when workers rioted following underpayments. An investigation by the Indian government found ‘serious labor law violations’ …

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India Stories December 18, 2020

An investigation by the Indian government into a riot at a Wistron iPhone assembly plant in Karnataka, Bangalore, has found ‘serious labor law violations.’ The riot involving hundreds of workers followed complaints about being paid significantly less than had been agreed.

The government says that it had been able to confirm underpayment and more at the plant …

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India Stories December 15, 2020

The iPhone plant riot in India over the weekend is not expected to have much immediate impact on production in the country, but analysts suggest that it might have longer-term implications.

Reports variously say that between ‘hundreds’ and two thousand workers took part in the riot at Wistron’s iPhone assembly plant in Bangalore. Production was suspended due to the damage …

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India Stories December 14, 2020

Contract manufacturer Wistron has confirmed reports that iPhone assembly was suspended following a riot at its plant in Bangalore, India. Video footage (below) shows people attacking assembly units, smashing windows, overturning cars, and starting a fire. Wistron puts the total cost of the damage at 4.38B rupees ($60M).

The violent protest, which took place on Saturday, was said to be over underpaid wages by Wistron. Multiple reports say that the riot involved almost 2,000 workers, with more than 100 of them arrested by police …

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India Stories November 23, 2020

Apple’s work to reduce its manufacturing dependence on China took another step forward as Pegatron’s board approved an initial $150M investment in a new plant in India. It was reported in July that Pegatron’s India plans will eventually see the company invest around a billion dollars in the facility.

A follow-up report in the summer said that Pegatron was making preparations to join Foxconn and Wistron in setting up an iPhone plant in India, but plans were reportedly delayed by the coronavirus crisis …

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India Stories October 22, 2020

iPhone 12 Pro price in India makes it cheaper to fly to Dubai to buy it

The iPhone 12 Pro price in India makes it so expensive that it’s actually cheaper to book a return flight to Dubai and buy it there than it is to buy it locally …

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