Production of iPhones has been cut by a major iPhone supplier due to COVID lockdown

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Another blow has been delivered to Apple’s supply chain as a result of COVID lockdowns, as iPhone manufacturer Pegatron has said that it will reduce iPhone output as a direct result of the limitations.

According to SCMP, Apple’s closely supervised supply chain network has taken another hit in mainland China as a result of Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp. cutting production at its factory in Shanghai, where a severe COVID-19 lockdown is still in effect.

Since Shanghai’s city lockdown measures are restricting operations at its main assembly factory, Pegatron plans to reduce output this quarter, according to an official statement. Further details on specific volumes were omitted.

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Apple’s new iPhone SE, which is the best iPhone for consumers on a budget, could face manufacturing decreases as a result, according to one analyst interviewed by the source.

Shanghai has been under stringent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions for the past seven weeks, and Pegatron has already been forced to cease production.

Recent studies have shown that more than half of Apple’s 190+ suppliers have operations on the mainland of China. Despite this, Apple’s supply chain continues to be plagued by disruptions. The disturbing video footage was revealed earlier in May and showed plant workers fleeing a MacBook facility in Shanghai in protest against COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Employees are said to be anxious about the rising strictness of the procedures and positive testing on the campus.

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