World's Largest iPhone Plant Resuming Production at Near Peak Capacity Following Weeks of Limited Supply

The world's largest iPhone plant is nearly resuming operations at its peak capacity following weeks of limited production that has hit Apple's supply chain, forcing it to have possible difficulties in meeting the demand for the iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro during the holidays.

iphone 14 lineup
As reported by Bloomberg, Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, is at 90% of its peak capacity at its main plant in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, according to company representatives. The plant is currently operating with 200,000 staff, according to Foxconn executive Vic Wang.

In the last few months, supply chain disruptions caused by ongoing restrictions caused ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro production to be critically hit, with the latter being the most impacted. During the peak of the disruptions, Apple put out a press release in November saying ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro production was operating at "reduced capacity." At the time, the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro was estimated to ship out in several weeks, even as long as a month.

Supply of the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro has started to improve, with wait times on Apple's online store in the United States showing just one to two weeks for most configurations.

Related Roundup: iPhone 14
Tag: Foxconn
Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

fatTribble Avatar
17 months ago
Looks like great news! Hoping the workers are all safe.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
17 months ago
Feels like supply chain issues will never end.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
17 months ago
Good to hear. Hopefully no further disruptions in the future.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
il_teo77 Avatar
17 months ago
200'000 Staff. That's an impressive number.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Delta Feature

Delta Game Emulator Now Available From App Store on iPhone

Wednesday April 17, 2024 9:58 am PDT by
Game emulator apps have come and gone since Apple announced App Store support for them on April 5, but now popular game emulator Delta from developer Riley Testut is available for download. Testut is known as the developer behind GBA4iOS, an open-source emulator that was available for a brief time more than a decade ago. GBA4iOS led to Delta, an emulator that has been available outside of...
iPhone 15 Pro Action Button Translate

All iPhone 16 Models to Feature Action Button, But Usefulness Debated

Tuesday April 16, 2024 6:54 am PDT by
Last September, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models debuted with a new customizable Action button, offering faster access to a handful of functions, as well as the ability to assign Shortcuts. Apple is poised to include the feature on all upcoming iPhone 16 models, so we asked iPhone 15 Pro users what their experience has been with the additional button so far. The Action button replaces the switch ...
Provenance Emulator

PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, GameCube, Wii,...

Hands-On With the New App Store Delta Game Emulator

Wednesday April 17, 2024 12:19 pm PDT by
A decade ago, developer Riley Testut released the GBA4iOS emulator for iOS, and since it was against the rules at the time, Apple put a stop to downloads. Emulators have been a violation of the App Store rules for years, but that changed on April 5 when Apple suddenly reversed course and said that it was allowing retro game emulators on the App Store. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...