During Apple’s quarterly earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that China ’s coronavirus epidemic could affect Apple ’s operations. Since some of Apple’s suppliers are in the Wuhan region, which has been severely affected by the epidemic, Apple has begun to formulate some programs to minimize the foreseeable loss of capacity.
Today, the analysis report issued by Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo emphasized the impact of the epidemic on Apple’s supply chain and said that if the epidemic is not resolved before March, then Apple’s supply chain will face Many uncertainties and potential risks.
However, Apple’s largest foundry “Foxconn” completely denied the above statement. Foxconn said that Apple has placed a total of 80 million iPhone production orders in the first half of this year, including 15 million iPhone 9. Because they have a “backup plan” for the production of this order, the iPhone 9 will not be affected by the Coronavirus.
At the same time, Foxconn also particularly emphasized that Apple has also taken necessary protective measures to ensure the normal operation of production activities. All production work will, therefore, proceed smoothly.