BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) — The LG Innotek plant, which supplies iPhone camera modules, has closed, dealing another blow to Apple’s supply chain after a new case of the virus was found among employees,media reported. The factory is located in Gumi, South Korea.
The closure of LG’s Inot plant has particularly affected Apple, which supplies camera modules for apple models of the iPhone 11. The camera module of the unreleased iPhone 12 may also rely on the company, which does not bode well for its production.
Media said the plant intends to immediately disinfect the floor of the workspace of the infected employees, and the plant will reopen on Tuesday. However, there are conflicting reports about the reopening, pending further clarification.
In addition, Apple has spare production facilities in India and Japan, but if the virus continues to spread, it may be only a matter of time before these backup lines are affected.
Apple CEO Tim Cook believes the new corona virus is not a long-term problem and believes the outbreak will eventually be brought under control. Apple is now providing relief to virus victims and has even begun sending care packages to Chinese employees. (Wind)