Foxconn emphasizes the ability to produce an iPhone even with the outbreak of Corona
Foxconn emphasizes the ability to produce an iPhone even with the outbreak of Corona

Apple supplier Foxconn said it could continue to fulfill all of its manufacturing related obligations after the Corona virus outbreak in China, although it knows Apple is not safe due to security vulnerabilities.

"We have not commented on our specific production methods, but we can confirm that we have taken steps to ensure that we continue to fulfill all of our global industrial obligations," Foxconn said in a statement on Tuesday.

The new Corona virus has killed 132 people in China, infected nearly 6,000, and has reported cases in many other countries. China extended the New Year holiday for three days until February 2 to curb the spread of the virus.

Foxconn has announced at a large factory in Wuhan, the virus center, that its factories in China are following public holiday plans and will continue to do so until all companies return to normal business hours.

The epidemic warned some countries, including the United States, against blocking entry to China because it forced grocery chains such as Starbucks to close stores and forced airlines to cancel their flights. Air.

Sales reported by Apple Inc. Also higher than expected in the fourth quarter of 2019 - Due to the uncertainty caused by the Corona virus, Apple expects higher sales in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year. "This is happening and we are still collecting and monitoring a lot of data," Apple CEO Tim Cook told Reuters. He added that Apple has suppliers in Wuhan, but there are other options.

Cook said: After the New Year holidays, factories will not open outside Wuhan until February 10. However, Apple took into account sales expectations for the first quarter of 2020 and delayed reopening the plant.

TSMC from Taiwan is the world's largest chip manufacturer with factories in Shanghai and Nanjing, China. The company told Reuters that its business was not affected. The company has asked employees who visited Hubei in the past 14 days to stay at home and monitor their health.

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