Hundreds of workers marched in Zhengzhou -- dubbed "iPhone City" as the world's biggest producer of the smartphone -- with some clashing with riot police and personnel in hazmat suits.
China’s status as an export powerhouse is based on factories such as Foxconn that assemble the world’s consumer electronics, toys and other goods.
Video from a separate Livestream showed dozens of workers at night confronting a row of police officers and a police vehicle with flashing lights, shouting: "Defend our rights! Defend our rights!"
It has also faced boycott threats in China as it stands in the crossfire of US-China tensions, it could turn its citizens against Apple if Washington blocked Chinese apps.
Last week, access to the industrial zone where the factory is located was suspended for one week following a surge in infections in Zhengzhou and the departure of workers from the factory.
The ruling Communist Party is enforcing a “Zero COVID” policy that has closed areas throughout China for weeks to try to isolate every case.
The ruling Communist Party is enforcing a "Zero COVID" policy that has closed areas throughout China for weeks to try to isolate every case.
China is the last major economy committed to a zero-Covid strategy, persisting with snap lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines in a bid to stamp out emerging outbreaks.
Videos circulating on Chinese social media platforms showed people said to be Foxconn workers climbing over fences and walking down a road laden with their belongings.
There were signs of further tightening in Beijing, with the capital's Universal Resort theme park saying on Wednesday that it had "closed temporarily... to implement epidemic control requirements".
Apple stopped including outlet chargers with new iPhones in October 2020, saying it wanted to help reduce electronic waste.
Apple said it is working with carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed.
The iPhone 14 is the most basic device in the iPhone 14 series, and comes in four colours Blue, Midnight, Purple, Starlight and Red. It has three storage options - 128GB, 256GB or 512GB.
The iPhone 14 will be shipped from Foxconn's Sriperumbudur facility on the outskirts of Chennai. Foxconn is the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and major iPhone assembler.
There is a sweet fragrance of apples in the air. One, Apple has started making its “flagship” iPhone 14 in Chennai.
Today, Apple manufactures some of its most advanced iPhones in the country including iPhone SE, iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and, now, iPhone 14.
When checked, iPhone booking details were not available on the Blink Commerce Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Grofers) platform yet.
At the current time, Apple is also giving people the option to stay on iOS 15.7, a move that can also keep people from installing the iOS 16 update.
“I think iPhone 14 series will do well in India, along with iPhone 13,” said Tarun Pathak, research director at Counterpoint Research.
For several years, Apple’s new iPhones have mostly featured incremental upgrades to cameras and battery life, and this year’s models were no exception.