Apple’s been struggling to keep its recently-released likely slow manufacturing even further.in stock during the holiday shopping season. A new report from Bloomberg says growing political unrest throughout China, and at one of Apple’s key manufacturing plans in that country, will
Apple could face a manufacturing shortfall of 6 million units of its iPhone 14 Pro line, which starts at $999, according to Bloomberg, which cited an anonymous source. Apple had already said last month that various breakouts of COVID-19 had already , and that was amidst larger concerns about economic uncertainty around the globe amidst , among other things.
“A lot of people in a lot of places are struggling,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said during. “We are still living through unprecedented times.”
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Apple’s key manufacturing plant in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has been facing waves of protest, as employees speak out against China’s “zero-Covid” policy that’s often.
Last week, dramatic video circulated online of workers for Apple’s contract manufacturer Foxconn clashing with security guards in haz-mat suits,. Foxconn, which employs about 200,000 people around the world, is Apple’s biggest iPhone maker. It makes about 70% of iPhones shipped globally.
In a statement on its website last week, Foxconn denied that employees who tested positive for COVID-19 had been living in its onsite dormitories. The company also claimed that “allowance has always been fulfilled” in terms of paying employee contracts.