iPhone maker Foxconn shuts down Apple IPhone Shenzhen site due to Covid lockdown Check Details

New Delhi: Apple iPhone maker Foxconn has halted operations and manufacturing in the Chinese city of Shenzhen after authorities implemented lockdown measures following rising COVID-19 cases, this which means that all non-essential businesses in the city must close until March 20. The Taiwanese contract maker of iPhones has halted operations at two of its manufacturing units, media reported.

Foxconn, however, did not mention the duration of the closure of the two manufacturing sites. The introduction of this indefinite lockdown is likely to postpone Mac Studio desktop shipments.

“Foxconn’s operation in Shenzhen, China has been suspended from March 14 in accordance with the local government’s new COVID-19 policy,” Foxconn said in a statement to AFP news agency.

Taiwanese contractor Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is headquartered in China in Shenzhen and also has a key manufacturing site in Guanlan and both sites produce iPhones. Foxconn told Reuters news agency it had “adjusted the production line” at factories elsewhere in China to minimize the impact on operations.

Chinese authorities opted to put in place new lockdown measures after more than 3,000 coronavirus cases were reported in Shenzhen. This shutdown is likely to affect the production of many devices that the contract manufacturer manufactures for Apple and several other companies. All bus and metro systems have been closed and businesses except those providing essential services have been closed. Shenzhen is home to the headquarters of giants Huawei Technologies Co., SZ DJI Technology Co. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. as well as one of the busiest ports in China, according to a representative

Virginia C. Taylor