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Apple to Suspend New Orders to Wistron After India Workers Riot

  • Apple said it’s placing the Taiwanese company on ‘probation’
  • Wistron removes official overseeing India operations
Wistron, in Narasapura near Bengaluru.

Wistron, in Narasapura near Bengaluru.

Photographer: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Apple Inc. said it’s placing a supplier in India on probation after lapses in labor practices led to rioting, and will hold off giving new orders to Wistron Corp. until the problems are fixed.

Preliminary investigations showed the Taiwanese company, the first Apple supplier to produce iPhones in India, failed to implement proper working hour management processes which led to payment delays for some workers in October and November, Apple said in a statement on Saturday.