A few days ago, a screenshot of Bloomberg started circulating on social media by user @psmsigma, about the Made in India iPhones. The screenshot read, “Apple shut down iPhone manufacturing in India because they found ‘Microscopic traces of feces and urine in new iPhones’ – Report”. This claim was quickly picked up and shared by many, especially those with anti-India sentiments. However, this claim is fake and fabricated.
Apple shut down iPhone manufacturing in India because they found “Microscopic traces of feces and urine in new iPhones”— Casanova (@psmsigma) September 24, 2023
This is insane 💀 pic.twitter.com/Jg3yeweYL0
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Upon investigation, we found the original article on Bloomberg’s website titled “Apple to Sell Made in India iPhones on Launch Day for the First Time”. This article celebrates a remarkable achievement for India’s electronics industry and highlights Apple’s decision to release indigenously built iPhones simultaneously with those manufactured in China. There was no mention of any shutdown due to unsanitary conditions. It appears that the screenshot being circulated was digitally altered to spread false information. Read the article by clicking, here [archive].
It’s clear that the intent behind circulating this fake screenshot about Made in India iPhones was to tarnish India’s image. It’s unfortunate that certain elements, unable to digest India’s progress, resort to such tactics. It’s important to note that these are the same elements who struggle with basic commodities in their own country.
In conclusion, the claim that Apple shut down iPhone manufacturing in India due to unsanitary conditions is false. The original article on Bloomberg confirms that Apple is set to sell Made in India iPhones on launch day for the first time. Following a precise analysis and fact-checking, our team has reviewed the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread below.
1151— D-Intent Data (@dintentdata) October 3, 2023
FACT: A digitally altered screenshot of Bloomberg is being circulated that reads, "Apple discovers microscopic traces of urine and feces of bovine origin in new iPhones made in India -Report." The fact is that the screenshot is fake and fabricated. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/qydLbgZMlw
Claim: Apple shut down iPhone manufacturing in India due to unsanitary conditions.
Fact: The claim is false. The original Bloomberg article confirms that Apple is set to sell Made in India iPhones on launch day for the first time.