Coronavirus poses a threat to Apple production
Supply chain of iPhone manufacturing in China will be disrupted, analyst says
Los Angeles/Taipei — Apple’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths.
Nearly all of the world’s iPhones are made in China, primarily by Foxconn’s Hon Hai Precision Industry at its so-called iPhone City in Zhengzhou and by Pegatron at an assembly site near Shanghai. Each of those locations is more than 500km away from Wuhan in central China, the epicentre of the viral outbreak, but that distance doesn’t immunise them from its effects...