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Apple said COVID restrictions in China will delay iPhone 14 Pro, Max

Apple said COVID restrictions in China will delay iPhone 14 Pro, Max

Apple said COVID restrictions in China will delay iPhone 14 Pro, Max

Apple announced In a statement Sunday that the new iPhone models, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, will be delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions at a related facility in Zhengzhou, China.

Apple said COVID restrictions in China will delay iPhone 14 Pro, Max
Courtesy Apple.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

“The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity. As we have done during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing the health and safety of workers in our supply chain,” the statement said.

Various companies and industries made in china She was exposed to the country’s “zero COVID” policy, which began in the early pandemic.

last week, Videos appeared online of workers fleeing the 200,000-capacity factory, escaping the harsh shutdown conditions of the facility amid the COVID outbreak.

Reuters also mentioned That COVID-related issues could reduce iPhone production at the facility by about 30%. The factory was namediPhone CityIt was previously reported that workers there are exposed to harsh conditions.

The plant is operated by Foxconn, the contractor that Make 70% of iPhones are from Apple. It employs about 1.3 million people in mainland China, according to WatchmanHe hit More than 200 billion dollars in revenue in 2021.

“Foxconn is now working with the government in a coordinated effort to eradicate the pandemic and to resume production at full capacity as quickly as possible,” Foxconn said on Monday. According to the Associated Press,.

The outlet noted that China’s economic growth has also slowed due to politics.

Apple introduced a bunch of new iPhone 14s at its annual product launch in September. They do not have physical SIM cards and now have an “always on” lock screen, Among other new features.

The Pro and Pro Max versions are also the most expensive models at $999 and $1,099, respectively.

“We continue to see strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models,” the company said.



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