foxconn temporarily closed the doors of its factories in shenzhen in China following the rebound of the pandemic. The shutdown of production will inevitably have an impact on the supply chain of theiPhone (and other Apple devices produced in these factories), but the Asian giant already has other strings to its bow. Thus, we have just learned that the Taiwanese firm will open its site of Sriperumbudur (India) from April. This new factory located in the province of Chennai will produce exclusively iPhone 13 intended for both the local and international market.
Foxconn also plans to open a huge production site in Saudi Arabia, the cost of which would be estimated at 9 billion dollars. According to the Wall Street Journal, this site would also be used to produce components for the future Apple Car, which suggests that Apple’s ambitious EV project has far exceeded the concept stage.