Moscow. July 22. INTERFAX.RU – Flooding in the Chinese province of Henan led to a temporary power outage at the largest enterprise for the production of iPhone, writes The Wall Street Journal.
According to employees of the plant, owned by Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, some parts of the plant were flooded, and some of the workers were sent home.
Foxconn owns three factories in Zhengzhou, which, according to analysts, account for more than half of the world's iPhones. WSJ sources said that power outages were reported at all three facilities.
Foxconn said the flooding did not affect the operations of the company's factories, but it took urgent measures to address its consequences.
Apple will traditionally unveil new iPhone models this fall, and device manufacturers are gearing up for this event. Assembly of new iPhone models usually begins in July.
According to the estimates of the Taiwanese analytical company Isaiah Research, iPhone production in the second half of this year will total 130-140 million units – 8% more than a year earlier, and 80-85 million of them will be new devices – iPhone 13.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote on Weibo that his company will donate funds to combat the aftermath of the floods in China, without specifying the exact amount. Foxconn said it will donate 100 million yuan ($ 15.5 million) for this purpose.
According to the latest data, 33 people became victims of flooding caused by downpours in Henan province.