Unrest at the world’s largest iPhone factory in China has prompted concerns over Apple’s ability to deliver products for the busy holiday period.
China factory unrest impacts iPhone supply
Foxconn’s flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see a further reduction in November shipments after the latest bout of worker unrest as thousands of employees quit.
The world’s largest Apple iPhone factory has been grappling with strict COVID-19 restrictions that have fuelled discontent among workers and disrupted production ahead of Christmas and January’s Lunar New Year holiday.
Many workers were either put into isolation or fled the plant.
Following Wednesday’s escalation that saw workers clash with security personnel, Foxconn could now see more than 30 per cent of the site’s November production affected, up from an internal estimate of up to 30 per cent when the labour issues erupted in late October, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.