A recent report has confirmed that Foxconn has finally stopped its production of iPhones until February 10th in China. The reason behind the halt in the manufacturing process of iPhones is said to be the coronavirus outbreak. As obvious, the lengthy stoppage, which the company has made recently, will undoubtedly affect Foxconn clients, and they will not be able to ship devices to their customers.
Last week, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook told investors that the company has a delay in reopening production facilities with its revenue estimates for the upcoming quarter. There are even reports that on February 9, Apple closed down all its stores and offices in the country. The Foxconn “iPhone City” in Zhengzhou, China, produces half of the world’s iPhones, whereas many as 350,000 people are working side by side to assemble Apple’s most cost-effective product. Almost all iPhones worldwide, mostly from Foxconn or from Pegatron, are manufactured in China.
Our news sources have reported that China this year had extended the Lunar New Year holiday, and factories in the country are expected to reopen on February 3rd. But now the date has been extended until February 10th(Monday). We have reports that the ability of manufacturers to reopen their factories depends on central and provincial approval.
The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed many people in China and in other countries, has been declared a global health emergency. Besides being a global health emergency, the coronavirus outbreak is also said to upend the global supply chain, which is already in a state of uncertainty after the initiation of the trade war between the US and China.
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency, as until now it has ended the life of 400 people, and the total infected count has reached more than 20,000.