The unrest at the large iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, threatens to saddle Apple with a production shortfall of about six million iPhones Pro this year.
This is reported by the Bloomberg news agency based on sources close to the file.
The figure can still change. Much will depend on how quickly Foxconn – Apple’s Taiwanese supplier that operates the factory – gets the workers back to work.
There has been unrest in the factory over the past week due to dissatisfaction with lockdowns, unpaid wages and fear of the spread of the coronavirus. The production slowdown threatens to increase if the local lockdown continues in the coming weeks.
The factory makes most of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, two of Apple’s top-rated models. The shortfall is expected to be made up next year.