Apple issued an official statement on Sunday regarding the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Zhengzhou, China, which is the main assembly facility for the iPhone 14 Pro series.
The statement confirmed that the factory is currently operating at a significantly reduced capacity. Pictures from last week employee escape From the factory and the statements of some workers regarding the conditions inside the complex.
The Slow running of Foxconn It will result in lower shipments and longer wait times for customers who have ordered a new iPhone.
The Apple statement It only mentions the two iPhone Pro models, and doesn’t specify the true severity of the situation, how much production capacity has been reduced, and whether the issue also affects the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models.
This is the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that Apple has issued an official press release regarding iPhone production estimates, indicating that problems within the factory where its phones are assembled are indeed serious.