Apple was miserable by India's epidemic! Reduce production capacity by 50%! Will the price of iPhone go back up?
It has been reported before that Apple’s electronics production is shifting from China to India. The reason is also very simple, that is, China's current labor costs are getting higher and higher, and lower salary levels can no longer attract young people to work in electronics factories. It has been reported before that Apple’s electronics production is shifting from China to India. The reason is also very simple, that is, China's current labor costs are getting higher and higher, and lower salary levels can no longer attract young people to work in electronics factories. Therefore, a number of electronics factories, including Apple's foundry Foxconn, have gone to other places to find countries with cheaper labor to build factories, and many of them have chosen India. Everyone knows the next plot, that is, the new crown epidemic, which has long ended in China, has ushered in a new peak in India. According to data released by the Ministry of Health of India on May 11, the total number of new coronary pneumonia infections in India has exceeded 23 million, and the death toll has reached 254,000. The number of newly confirmed cases in a single day has remained above 300,000 for 20 consecutive days. And some experts said that the real situation is very likely to be as much as 10 times higher than the current published data! The situation is so severe. Millions of people in India are still gathering to bathe in the Ganges River, and thousands of people 'splashing dung to fightThe continued deterioration of the epidemic in India inevitably affected the factories, forced the factories to stop production, and the manufacturing supply chain, including mobile phones, had to be interrupted. According to Reuters, with the surge in the number of infected people in India, iPhone 12 production at a Foxconn factory in India has dropped by more than 50%, and iPhone 11 has also been affected. In the past, in order to further encourage users to replace iPhone 12, Apple has been increasing the production and stocking of iPhone 12, and at the same time gradually lowering the price of iPhone 12 on a global scale. Therefore, some people believe that the decline in India's production capacity is very likely to force Apple to postpone the iPhone 12 price reduction promotion plan, and may even lead to price increases due to shortages. However, there is also news that Apple products made in India are currently exclusively for the Indian market, and most of the Apple products in the Mainland are still made in China, so you don't have to worry too much about price increases.