- Apple to resume production at the Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai from April
- The company will begin production of the iPhone 13 and will be used for both domestic and export purposes
- iPhone 13 launched back in September 2021
Apple may resume production at the Foxconn Chennai plant. According to a report from Business Stand sources, Apple will start production of the iPhone 13 in India at the Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai in April. The phones will be used for both local and export purposes. The production was initially supposed to start in January but the company has put the production plant on probation following protests by women workers about food poisoning in December. Apple has adapted manufacturing in India to avoid heavy import tariffs and save more than 20 percent on the price of its products as a result.
While local production has helped with the cost of the iPhones, troubles never ended. Wistron iPhone plant in Bangalore has seen a huge riot in December 2020, where workers smashed glass, overturned cars, and started fires to revolt against lower salaries and unpaid wages. This was a result due to the extensive hiring spree that may have overwhelmed the plant’s HR department, thereby causing a delay in payment. Apple used the plant to manufacture iPhone SE 2020 at the Bangalore plant.
iPhone 13 specifications
The iPhone 13 sports a 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina display with HDR10, HLG HDR, and Dolby Vision. While the Pro models come with a 120Hz variable refresh rate, the regular model is limited to 60Hz. It is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset that is claimed to offer 50 percent faster CPU and 30 percent better GPU performance than competitors. It comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options.
The iPhone 13 has dual cameras on the back, comprising dual 12MP snappers, with one of them being a wide-angle lens. The primary sensor has large 1.7micron pixels and f/1.5 aperture. The 12MP wide-angle lens has an f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree FOV. There is a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front with Sensor-shift OIS. It comes with Face ID for security, 5G network connectivity, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity options.