Production of Apple Inc's iPhones could slump by at least 30% at Foxconn's factory in China's city of Zhengzhou after worker unrest disrupted operations, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.
‘More than 20,000 new hires have left Apple supplier Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant in China’Foxconn source said the departures would complicate the company's previous target of resuming full production by the end of November
The estimate was an upward revision of an October internal forecast for a production impact of up to 30 per cent at the world's largest iPhone factory, said the source, who sought anonymity as the information was private.
Following this week's bout of worker unrest at the plant, the source added, it was "impossible" for the company to resume full production by the end of the month - a deadline it had set internally before Wednesday's wave of protests.
Foxconn says 'technical error' occurred when hiring workers at major iPhone plant in ChinaHundreds of workers joined protests at Foxconn's flagship iPhone plant in China's Zhengzhou
Foxconn declined to comment.