Apple, the producer of iPhone has warned customers to expect delays in the shipment of iPhones due to COVID-19 restrictions at a manufacturing factory in China.
This was disclosed in a statement by the company on Monday.
Apple manufacturing partner, Foxconn’s iPhone plant in Zhengzhou, China, is operating under restrictions, temporarily impacting the primary iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max assembly facility.
The statement in part read; "The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity, customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products."
It was reported that workers at the iPhone assembly factory in China ran from the premises after a spurt of COVID-19 cases forced a complete lockdown at the factory.
Foxconn, which is a supplier to the United States-based Apple, has many workers at its Zhengzhou complex and has not provided an official count of how many are infected by COVID-19.
Apple noted that it is working closely with the supplier to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker.