The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. In fact, Foxconn ordered his employees not to return to work at the Shenzhen plant.
As far as we know so far, Foxconn has stopped almost all of its production in China. Government and business are trying to contain the coronavirus epidemic in every way, as the situation remains very critical at the moment.
At this time, it is unclear whether the policy adopted with the Shenzhen plant will also extend to all employees and other Foxconn facilities. Earlier this week, Apple’s main supplier said it plans to resume full-scale production by February 10. This date was also mentioned for other Apple partners such as Quanta Computer, Inventec and LG Display.
Because of this epidemic, Foxconn has already reduced its revenue outlook for 2020. These delays could also affect the arrival of the new iPhone 9, which Apple is expected to announce in March. The only possibility for Apple could come from factories outside of China, like those in India.