iPhone City, the Chinese city which is both home to the world’s largest iPhone factory and a noted center for manufacturing, has gone into lockdown following the discovery of COVID-19 infections. The move will have an immediate effect on iPhone 13 production and also impacts Apple’s preparations for later iPhone 14 assembly.
iPhone City, home to the largest iPhone factory in the world, has been placed into immediate lockdown after the discovery of the COVID-19 infection. This will have an immediate effect on iPhone 13 production and other future iPhones.
Zhengzhou, known as iPhone City due to its status as the home of Apple’s largest factory, goes into immediate lockdown after the discovery of COVID-19 infections.
iPhone City (Zhengzhou) has been placed in lockdown by the government after cases of COVID-19 infection were discovered in the city. The lockdown will cut off supplies of iPhone parts needed for iPhone production around the world.
iPhone City is completely lockdown
While most countries around the world are ending exclusions and adopting the COVID-19 lifestyle, China is continuing its efforts to eradicate the infection.
The Shenzhen closure last month forced Foxconn to stop assembling the iPhone at two plants, despite a combination of closed-loop exceptions and the company’s ability to relocate backup resources, meaning iPhone production is not a bad assortment.
However, the closures in Shanghai and Kunshan have caused Apple to shut down production at three other suppliers, and this is expected to have a more significant impact.
Zhengzhou had previously escaped the locks. In fact, we learned yesterday that Apple asked Foxconn to bring the iPhone 14 staff on board earlier than usual, presumably hoping to build a closed production cycle at an early stage to protect themselves from locks when building the iPhone line-up this year. – It’s already started.
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) said Zhengzhou was immediately closed after a small COVID boom.
Zhengzhou, which registered four new cases of Covid-19 and 10 new asymptomatic carriers on Wednesday, was closed from Wednesday to next Tuesday. During this time, employees of government organizations and businesses in large districts of the city will work at home, school lessons will run online, and people will be able to leave Zhengzhou and enter only under “necessary” circumstances.
Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, and Apple’s leading supplier suspended the process of hiring an assembly line staff on Wednesday, according to updates. published on Chinese social networks by various recruitment agencies in Zhengzhou, the center of the capital. Henan Province.
Locking up the entire city for a week might seem like an enormous exaggeration in 14 cases, but China continues to insist that the disease can be completely eradicated from the country by taking radical steps like this.
Although the number of cases is small and the current slot is only a week away, this is a worrying development for Apple.
Locks in other cities have already hit iPhone production, but Apple can be relieved that the world’s largest iPhone factory has not been hit. Foxconn even has backup production lines that are specially designed to limit assembly when other parts of China are locked.
Even short-term closure has a significant impact, but a more worrying future is that once the infection enters the city, there will be more or more attacks.
The continuing disruption of iPhone City could be a major problem for China, which could even call into question the government’s zero-infection policy, where only one confirmed case led to exclusion. The majority of the population is already frustrated by this policy, which could put pressure on them to leave.
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