April could be a difficult month for the iPhone supply due to the problems with the Coronavirus in China.
The Chinese government's efforts to contain the epidemic have led to a significant reduction in the productivity of Chinese factories. And despite the efforts of Apple's suppliers, it is still not possible to resume full capacity productivity. According to a new report released today by Nikkei, productivity is now reduced by 30% to 50% of maximum production, resulting in a reduction in the number of units placed on the market.
Also according to the report, it is therefore to be expected that various problems will also arise in April, due to the high operational shortage in both the purely productive sector and in the logistics sector. As of Monday, part of the workers in Chinese factories is expected to return to work due to the expiration of the quarantine period imposed by the Chinese government. The goal is to catch up and get back to business in the shortest possible time, allowing companies to review their operational plans for the current year.
In March, Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone SE 2 and to overcome supply problems, the Cupertino company would have shifted part of its production to Taiwan, although sales estimates have already been revised down precisely because of difficulties. supplier production. Just follow the evolution of the situation to understand when the urgency of the Coronavirus will finally be mastered, allowing the production to resume its usual rhythms.