According to the “Economic Times” quoting people familiar with the matter, Apple is investigating whether its Taiwanese contractor Wistron is investigating whether the iPhone manufacturing plant that was violently attacked near Bangalore violated supplier guidelines.

Over the weekend, several media outlets reported that workers were dissatisfied with working hours and payment, wasted a Wistron factory, and about 100 people were detained.

Wistron is one of Apple’s largest suppliers in the world. In India, it produces iPhone 7 and second-generation iPhone SE devices.

A report stated that two battery- trolleys caught fire, six vehicles were damaged, and the glass doors and windows of the facility were smashed by workers wielding iron rods.

Apple did not immediately to Reuters’ request for comment. Wistron said in a statement that “this incident is deeply shocking.”

The company said in a statement: “The accident was caused by an unknown person breaking in and causing damage to the factory of unknown intent. The company always abides by the law and fully supports and cooperates with the relevant authorities and police,” Taipei Permit​​ Stock exchange.

The Economic Times stated that Apple’s supplier guidelines require third-party personnel agencies to pay workers wages in accordance with regulations and provide them with other benefits in accordance with regulations, adding that Apple will check whether the wages agreed and paid to employees exist. difference.

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