Following anti-virus restrictions on Apple’s contractor factory in China, there may be a wait for the new iPhone.
The announcement was made by Apple on Sunday when they said the factory, run by Foxconn, was operating at a significantly reduced capacity, according to My Twin Tiers.
The expectation is now lower shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This means longer wait times for customers.
Anti-virus measures were imposed on the factory located in Zhengzhou, China, by Foxconn Technology Group following virus outbreaks.
Access to the industrial zone where the factory is was restricted for one week after there was a surge in infections in Zhengzhou.
The current lockdown will cause more disruptions to the factory, which has seen major increases in COVID-19 illnesses. Many workers have left in masses, some even walking out.
Foxconn is revising its outlook for the quarter due to the lockdown and unforeseen circumstances that come with it.
While Apple is working with Foxconn to get production back to normal, they’re also ensuring the safety of workers.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].