Major apple iPhone/iPad suppliers affected by COVID-19 lockdown

2022-06-21 0 By

April 9 — A new COVID-19 outbreak in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China, has led to a new lockdown that could hamper apple’s iPhone and iPad production, according to AppleInsider.Authorities in Kunshan have ordered all 2.1 million residents to stay at home and undergo daily testing as neighboring Shanghai recorded a record number of COVID-19 cases for a seventh consecutive day, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.Many factories in the city, including key parts of Apple’s supply chain, were also ordered to stop production.Some of Apple’s biggest supply-chain partners are based in Kunshan, including Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Lixun Precision.Everything from printed circuit boards to equipment parts is made in the city.Kunshan authorities have reportedly ordered Wistron and Pegatron to halt production of equipment for consumer electronics manufacturers.Apple was not mentioned, but the company’s production is likely to be affected.The shutdown took effect on April 2 and will last until April 12.However, any worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Shanghai could lead to a further lockdown in Kunshan.Factory shutdowns will further drag down the global supply chain, which is experiencing shortages and other issues related to the pandemic and global events.In March, a production halt in Shenzhen affected shipments of Apple’s MacStudio and other products.Kunshan, Jiangsu province, announced on The evening of April 7 that the prevention and control situation is grim and complicated due to the spread of local epidemic caused by farmers’ markets in Kunshan.In order to better coordinate with neighboring cities in the fight against the epidemic and completely block the spread of the local epidemic, the CDC experts have decided to extend the “silent period” by four days, from 24:00 April 8 to 24:00 April 12, 2022.