china Stories February 20

Primary iPhone assembler Foxconn says that it has begun work on expansion plans for plants outside of China as it seeks to recover from production lost to the coronavirus outbreak.

The company is also ‘cautiously’ resuming production in China…

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china Stories February 17

A supply-chain report predicts that laptop production in China will be severely hit by the coronavirus outbreak and that global shipments for this quarter will be down by anything between 29% and 36%.

Quanta, which makes most of Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, has contingency plans in place, but these are not expected to be sufficient…

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china Stories February 13

Foxconn has denied a report which claimed to describe its iPhone production targets as it struggles to deal with disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters had claimed that chairman Liu Young-Way was aiming to be at 50% of normal production levels by the end of this month, and 80% in March…

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china Stories February 11

coronavirus app created by the Chinese government lets people check whether they have been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have the virus.

The app is made possible because of close government monitoring of Chinese citizens…

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An AAPL shareholder proposal calls for the Cupertino, California, company to add to its list of transparency and responsibility reports, with a new one on freedom of expression as a human right.

It expresses concern about Apple’s cooperation with the Chinese government in taking steps likely to reduce freedom of expression in the country, and wants the iPhone maker to fully disclose the actions it has taken and the oversight mechanisms for its policies in this field…

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china Stories February 7

We learned earlier this morning via an email to Apple employees affected by the store and office closures due to coronavirus that the re-opening date of February 10 would likely be pushed back. Now Apple has shared more details that the new plan is to open most stores and offices late next week (via Bloomberg).

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