A new outbreak of Covid-19 in Kunshan City (China) has led to new lockdowns and mandatory testing. This is likely to affect iPhone and iPad production.
Authorities in Kunshan ordered all 2.1 million residents to stay at home for daily checks as the number of infections in the area bordering Shanghai hit a record high in a single day. Infection with Covid-19 during the day. Saturdays in a row. Many factories in the city — a key part of Apple’s supply chain — were also ordered to suspend production.
According to reports, some of Apple’s largest supply chain partners are located in Kunshan, including Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Luxshare. Components ranging from printed circuit boards to machine parts are manufactured in this city.
Authorities have reportedly ordered Wistron and Pegatron to stop making equipment for the consumer electronics maker. While Apple wasn’t mentioned, it’s likely that the company’s production activities have been affected. The suspension is from April 2 to April 12, but may be longer depending on the Covid-19 situation in Shanghai.
Factory closures will further weigh on the global supply chain, which is currently affected by parts shortages, the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Back in March, the Shenzhen lockdown affected shipments of Mac Studio and other products.
Thornhill’s men asked to stay. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy necessities or once every two days. On April 8, the city recorded 25 cases of Covid-19 with the Omicron variant.