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Wistron Resumes iPhone Production at Violence-Hit India Factory

Thursday March 11, 2021 2:39 am PST by
Apple supplier Wistron has reportedly restarted operations at its iPhone manufacturing facility in India, where workers caused widespread damage late last year over claims of unpaid wages. In a machine translation from Chinese-language paper United Daily News: Indian media reported that the local Minister of Industry, Jagadish Shettar, stated that Wistron had resumed production at the...
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Apple Supplier Wistron 'Working Hard' to Raise Standards at Violence-Hit India Factory [Updated]

Tuesday February 9, 2021 12:07 am PST by
Apple supplier Wistron said it plans to restart operations at its iPhone manufacturing facility in India, where workers caused widespread damage late last year over claims of unpaid wages. In a statement given to Reuters, the Taiwanese company said it was working hard to raise standards and fix issues at the plant in Karnataka's Kolar district. "We are looking forward to restarting our...
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Apple Places Supplier Wistron on Probation Following Worker Unrest in India [Updated]

Monday December 21, 2020 1:14 am PST by
Apple has placed supplier Wistron on probation following unrest at its plant in southern India (via Reuters). An audit conducted by Apple found that Wistron's Bangalore plant, which manufactures the iPhone SE, showed violations of its "Supplier Code of Conduct." According to Apple, Wistron failed to implement proper working hour management processes which "led to payment delays for some...

Apple Confirms iPhone SE is Now 'Assembled in India' For Local Customers

Monday August 24, 2020 7:53 am PDT by
Apple today confirmed that its second-generation iPhone SE is now being assembled in India for orders placed within the country. In a statement shared with The Times of India, Apple said "iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price and we're excited to be making it in India for our local customers." The new iPhone SE is being assembled by ...
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'Made in India' iPhone 12 Reportedly Coming Mid-2021, Trial Production Already Underway

Wednesday August 19, 2020 8:13 am PDT by
Apple plans to roll out an iPhone 12 made exclusively in India by middle of next year, according to Business Standard. Apple supplier Wistron has apparently begun trial production of the ‌iPhone‌ 12 already at a new facility near Bengaluru. Wistron has reportedly set about hiring as many as 10,000 new staff for manufacturing facilities in India. The ‌iPhone‌ 12 would be the seventh ‌iPh...
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Apple Supplier Wistron Hiring Up to 10,000 Extra Staff to Build iPhones in India

Monday August 17, 2020 4:21 am PDT by
Apple partner Wistron is reportedly hiring up to 10,000 extra staff to man its iPhone plant in Narasapura, India, claims a new report today. According to The New Indian Express, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer is expected to start the commercial production of iPhones at its plant in the Kolar district in the next few days. The manufacturing facility in Kolar is expected to generate...
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Apple Suppliers Plan Major Production Move to India

Monday August 3, 2020 9:02 am PDT by
An unspecified Apple supplier is planning to move a significant amount of production operations to India, according to The Times of India. The unnamed Apple contract manufacturer is expected to shift six production lines in total, with the aim of accommodating the export of $5 billion worth of devices from India. Establishment of a new facility for these new Indian production lines is...
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Apple Partner Wistron Opens Third iPhone Manufacturing Facility in India

Wednesday January 22, 2020 2:17 am PST by
Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in India is set to significantly boost its overall production capacity, following the construction of a third plant in the country. Wistron won approval to build the new smartphone factory in March 2019 and has already completed trial production at the plant, thanks to collaborative efforts by the Taiwanese firm's local team. According to Wistron company...

Foxconn Expected to Assemble Bulk of 2018 iPhones

Thursday July 5, 2018 7:14 am PDT by
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will assemble the majority of Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhones expected to launch in 2018, according to the Taipei Times, citing research from Fubon Securities. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai, will reportedly assemble all of the second-generation iPhone X, 90 percent of the so-called iPhone X Plus, and 75 percent of an all-new, lower-priced...
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Apple Allegedly Suspended iPhone Production at Wistron Plant Over Use of Unauthorized Parts

Thursday March 15, 2018 1:24 am PDT by
Apple supplier Wistron has dismissed a report claiming operations at its China-based iPhone production plant have been suspended by Apple for alleged use of "unauthorized components". Taiwan's Chinese-language Commercial Times reported on Thursday that Apple ordered Wistron to halt production of iPhone 8 Plus handsets at its plant in Kunshan, China for two weeks pending a probe into alleged...
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Apple Supplier Wistron to Explore iPhone 6s Assembly in India Following Plant Expansion

Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:07 am PST by
Apple's main iPhone manufacturer in India is closing in on a land deal in the tech hub of Bengaluru that will see the firm invest around $157 million to assemble iPhone SE and potentially iPhone 6s models on the site, according to Reuters. Unnamed Indian government officials on Wednesday reportedly confirmed the Taiwanese contractor's intentions, which could result in its iPhone SE assembly...
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Apple Selects Wistron as First India-Based Supplier of the 2017 iPhone

Monday January 23, 2017 4:28 am PST by
Apple has tapped manufacturer Wistron as the first major supplier in India for this year's iPhone 8, following multiple reports that the company has been looking into manufacturing its products locally in the country. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Wistron will become the first original equipment manufacturer for 2017 iPhones, while Foxconn and a collection of other suppliers are being ...
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Apple to Bolster Presence in India Through Tax Concessions and New Factories

Friday December 30, 2016 7:14 am PST by
Following reports this month that Apple has been in talks to manufacture its products locally in India, as well as set up a distribution center in the country, an article by Bloomberg today suggests that the Cupertino company is now asking India to offer up tax concessions on iPhones created within its borders. According to people familiar with the matter, Apple is asking for lower import...
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Apple Demanding Price Cuts From Suppliers Ahead of iPhone 7

Tuesday July 5, 2016 5:48 am PDT by
Apple is demanding price cuts on components for the new iPhone from its overseas suppliers to maintain its high profit margins, despite a global slowdown in smartphone sales, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes. The report claims several large Taiwan-based component suppliers such as Foxconn, Largan Precision, and Pegatron have already been affected, while strong competition in Greater...

Apple Diversifies Suppliers for iPhone 7 Due in September

Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:16 am PDT by
Apple will rely on multiple manufacturing partners to assemble the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, including Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes. The new 4.7-inch model will reportedly be assembled by Foxconn and Pegatron, while the 5.5-inch model will be made by Foxconn and Wistron. Apple typically diversifies suppliers to aim for a smooth iPhone launch....
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Apple Taps Second 'iPhone 5se' Supplier to Ensure Smooth Launch

Tuesday February 16, 2016 5:03 am PST by
Apple is adding Wistron as a supplier of the so-called "iPhone 5se," in addition to Foxconn Electronics (via DigiTimes). The latter will still lead production on the next-generation 4-inch iPhone, but Apple is ensuring that manufacturing goes as smoothly as possible by introducing a secondary supplier in Wistron. Apple has been trying to separate its orders to different ODMs to avoid risks....