iPhone Supplier Foxconn Says China Floods Not Impacting Operations

Apple supplier Foxconn, which is Apple's largest and most important supplier for the iPhone, has said that torrential floods that have hit the Henan province in China, where it houses its main ‌iPhone‌ production plant, have not been impacted operations.

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Photo credit to China News Service (via Focus Taiwan)

In a statement to CNBC, Foxconn says that its main factory in Zhengzhou, the capital of the Henan province, had not been impacted by major flooding in the city, which has taken the lives of twelve people, according to local reports. Foxconn says that it had "activated an emergency response plan for flood control measures in that location" and is actively monitoring the situation.

We can confirm that there has been no direct impact on our facility in that location to date, and we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide any updates as appropriate.

The heavy rainfall which has so far displaced over 100,000 residents of the province is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. Officials in the area have suspended the city's subway network and flights in response. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple will be donating to relief efforts to support first responders.

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Top Rated Comments

uther Avatar
20 months ago
A boring dystopia indeed. Unprecedented floods, people dying, but at least iPhone production isnt going to be impacted. These articles are so tone deaf.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kobayagi Avatar
20 months ago
Gotta love the symbolism of Neptune's trident 'sticking out' of the water on the Maserati.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CestLucas Avatar
20 months ago

One assemby line worker arriving in his Maserati there. A Ghibli I think.

Are we paying them too much ?
Who's "we"? Who do you think you are?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ridddder55 Avatar
20 months ago
Before long all those cars will have water intrusion into their axle seals, and transmissions. Seals keep dust out not water, hydrostatic pressure is too great. Too bad SUVs arent a thing there. This is why you don't drive in water deeper than 3 inches with any sedan.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zlt1228 Avatar
20 months ago

You can bet zero. Why would they?
Cook said Apple is going to donate on Weibo. Apple always donate in big nature disasters.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Premium1 Avatar
20 months ago
Can't impact production when they won't let the workers leave lol.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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