Pegatron halts production of Apple iPhone at plants in Shanghai and Kunshan due to COVID restrictions


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Pegatron halts production of Apple iPhone at plants in Shanghai and Kunshan due to COVID restrictions
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According to Nikkei Asia, Pegatron, a Taiwanese firm that is one of a handful that assembles the iPhone, has paused production at two sites in Shanghai and one in Kunshan to comply with the Chinese government’s onerous COVID-19 requirements. China has implemented tough measures in reaction to the recent rise of COVID-19 in the country.

Pegatron Halts production of Apple iPhones

Pegatron, the iPhone assembler, announced in a stock market statement on Tuesday that activities at its two production locations in Shanghai and Kunshan, China, had been halted to comply with regulatory rules.

According to Nikkei Asia, these are Pegatron’s only iPhone production bases because its new iPhone assembly factory in India has not yet begun operations. Pegatron manufactures around 20% to 33% of all iPhones.

Pegatron told Nikkei Asia that it is in contact with its customers and suppliers while adhering to local government restrictions and that it aims to begin production shortly.

Both Pegatron and Apple may suffer as a result of the closure. According to Nikkei Asia, those Pegatron factories are the company’s only iPhone production centers, and Pegatron is responsible for “approximately” 20 to 30 percent of all iPhones. Pegatron “hopes to begin manufacturing shortly,” according to the newspaper, but it’s unclear when that will be.

Apple did not respond quickly to a request for comment. According to Nikkei Asia, Quanta, which contributes to the manufacture of MacBooks, has also paused production at a plant in Shanghai.

Throughout the epidemic, supply chain concerns have been a continuous issue, hurting businesses in a variety of industries. In reaction to China’s regulations, Tesla had to close its Shanghai manufacturing, for example. Furthermore, the worldwide chip scarcity has made it more difficult to purchase certain consumer goods.

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