The Prime Minister of India had announced a lockdown yesterday for 21 days or 3 weeks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Currently there are more than 600 positive cases of Coronavirus in India with over 10 deaths due to the virus. Essential services like food delivery and medicine delivery will continue to run in India. Pharmacy shops and grocery shops are allowed to run in these circumstances for fulfilling the basic needs of the citizens. People are not allowed to come out of their houses unless there is an emergency or need for essential items.
As reported by Bloomberg, the manufacturers of iPhones in India, Foxconn and Wiston Corporation have suspended their production services in accordance to the 21-day lockdown announced by the Prime Minister of India. Foxconn will suspend it’s production or assembly of iPhones till April 14th, i.e., after the lockdown period comes to an end which was revealed in a text message sent by Foxconn, or Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to Bloomberg. They will resume their services in accordance with further government orders. Bloomberg also reports that a Wiston Representative said that they will comply with the government orders. They declined to say anything on which products will be affected because of this suspension.
Currently Apple assembles the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s series, the iPhone 7 series, and the iPhone Xr in India itself. This may affect the availability of these devices for some time.