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Experts warn: Corona restrictions in China will lead to delays of months in the supply of iPhones - voila! technology


China is dealing with millions of new corona virus infections per day, and the one that is expected to be hit especially hard by the renewed outbreak of the virus is Apple

Tim Cook (Photo: GettyImages)

The cancellation of the "zero infection" policy in China led to a renewed outbreak of the corona virus - with more than 37 million infected a day.

Meanwhile, the country suffers from a severe shortage of manpower, which leads to severe damage to the Foxconn factory (known as the "iPhone city") in the city of Zhengzhou, which employs about 200 thousand workers and is responsible for the production of more than half of the iPhones.

Experts warn: months of supply delays are expected.

"We expect to see a lot of operations affected by the absences, not only in factories, but also in warehouses, distribution, logistics and transportation," said Bindya Vakil, CEO of Resilinc, which provides supply chain mapping services. Apple warned on November 6 of disruption " significant" ahead of the holiday season. The rare statement came less than two weeks after Apple executives forecast lower sales growth in the peak Christmas sales period, at less than 8 percent.

According to reports, the renewed outbreak of the corona virus in China could bring the rest of the world back to square one in the fight against the epidemic, with the dark predictions estimating that up to a million people could die from the virus in the coming months.

Foxconn factory in China (Photo: AP)

Last October, videos were published that showed how workers at the Foxconn factory tried to escape the compound to avoid a forced shutdown.

The workers who managed to escape jumped over a fence and had to walk dozens of kilometers to reach their homes - outside the borders of their city.

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Source: walla

All tech articles on 2022-12-27

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