World's largest iPhone manufacturing unit operational regardless of COVID lockdowns

A brand new report says Apple’s largest iPhone plant continues to function usually in China regardless of lockdowns and COVID testing.

From Bloomberg:

The world’s largest iPhone meeting campus, on the outskirts of the central Chinese language metropolis of Zhengzhou, is working usually regardless of lockdowns and mass Covid-19 testing within the space that started final week, the official Henan Day by day reported.

Quarantines have been in drive since Friday and a contemporary spherical of testing started on Monday. Nonetheless, the newspaper mentioned that manufacturing was “continuing properly” with 200,000 employees on website.

The return of obligatory COVID checks emerged final week, prompting concern over the provision of Apple’s finest iPhones, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12.

It has already been confirmed that the provision of the brand new MacBook Professional (2021) might be impacted by the shutdown of 1 provider. In the meantime, the iPhone SE can be seeing manufacturing disruption attributable to lockdowns impacting Pegatron. Nonetheless, provide chain insider and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that this would possibly not influence Apple as a result of it has loads of inventory of the iPhone SE, citing “lackluster” demand for the telephone.

China’s President Xi Jinping final week emphasised the significance of a zero-tolerance method to COVID that has angered the general public. Factories throughout China in locations like Shanghai and Kunshan have been pressured to shutter consequently. Not less than one manufacturing unit has saved operations working by having its employees sleep on-site so they are not uncovered to the virus.