- Foxconn has mentioned that the iPhone components supply has returned back to the pre-COVID-19 stage bringing good news to Apple.
- The company sources a bulk of its components from countries like Japan and South Korea which were deeply affected by the outbreak.
- Foxconn hasn’t clarified if its employees are returning back to work as of yet.
There’s no denying that the COVID-19 outbreak has somewhat crippled the supply chain sources of companies like Apple. Foxconn, the company that assembles a wide range of Apple products, including the iPhones, has now mentioned that components supply has reverted back to its normal state in China and Vietnam. This brings good news for Apple as the company had to reportedly push the release of the iPhone 9 owing to the breakdown of the supply chain.
Foxconn assembles the iPhones in its Zhengzhou city which is popularly known as “iPhone City” given that this region is home to large iPhone assembly units. Speaking to Reuters, Chairman and General Manager of Foxconn, Terry Gou mentioned that the turnaround has exceeded their “expectations and imagination”. Most of the components that are required for the iPhone assembly come from regions like Japan and South Korea, two of the countries that were heavily impacted by the outbreak.
It’s important to mention that despite being at the epicenter of the outbreak, China’s Hubei province has seen a steady decline in the number of daily cases reported as per recent figures published by Chinese news outlets. However, the same can’t be said about Europe or even North America as countries are only now beginning to understand the severity of this virus. The WHO declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and has urged citizens across the globe to practice good hygiene in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
As for Apple, the fact that China is reporting a fall in cases is certainly good news, although it’s still not known if Foxconn has sorted out the employee shortage crisis that emerged a couple of months ago during the outbreak of the virus.
Via: Cult of Mac