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The delivery of iPhone 14, The latest Apple model is slowed down by the covid in China. Since October, the Taiwanese group Foxconn, the main subcontractor of Apple, has faced an increase in COVID-19 cases on its Zhengzhou site, the largest iPhone factory in the world, located in the Center of China.

In a press release published Sunday evening, Apple admitted disturbances for its manufacturing of iPhone in Chine . Deliveries will be "weaker than anticipated" because the site, confined for cause of COVID-19 cases, "currently works with significantly reduced capacity".

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Bad news for the firm as the Christmas holidays approach. The American giant was tangled on high demand for iPhone14 but "customers will have to wait longer to receive their new products," said the American company. "We are moving, as a priority, the health and safety of workers in our supply chain," added Apple.

Diversify production sites

The Zhengzhou site employs up to 300,000 people who live on the spot. Despite the confinement, the factory continues to operate in a closed circuit. To convince employees to work on the spot, Foxconn has announced protective measures for its workers and in particular an health bubble against the COVVI-19 between the dormitories and the factory. The company also promised bonuses multiplied by four.

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In this context, the Taiwanese group revives its financial results. "The prospect of the group for the fourth quarter was initially" prudently optimistic "but due to the pandemic which affects some of our activities in Zhengzhou, the company will revise downwards" This prospect, said the company.

For its part, Apple did not specify the impact of confinement on its financial results, but the American giant will diversify its production sites to depend on China. India was chosen for the assembly of iPhone. Vietnam and Mexico were selected for the manufacture of tablets.

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