Apple is expected to start the production of the iPhone 13 at the Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai, India from April, according to sources that spoke to Business Standard. Manufactured units will be for both domestic as well as export.
Production of the device was actually started in January but was postponed due to Apple suspending production following protests in December 2021 about stale food, which even caused a bad case of food poisoning, and unhygienic toilets.
After the protests, Apple had put the Foxconn production plant on probation, demanding rapid action. The US-based tech giant said it would continue monitoring conditions at workers’ dormitories and dining halls, along with independent auditors.
The Sriperumbudur plant employs about 17,000 people and operates three shifts.
The Apple iPhone 13 was launched on September 24, 2021. One of four models, it is the second most affordable from the lineup after the iPhone 13 mini. The device is powered by the A15 Bionic, has a 60Hz 1170 x 2532 OLED panel, and comes with 4GB of RAM. For photography, you get a 12MP + 12MP setup at the rear while at the front is a single 12MP unit. The battery is sized 3,240mAh with support for 15W charging.
Leaks of its successor have already started flowing in, which you can access from here.