iPhone China Shipments Rebound as Manufacturing Resumes

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Apple Inc.’s iPhone shipments in China rebounded in March because the world’s second-largest economy worked to reboot its manufacturing industry following the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak Technology.





Apple Inc.’s iPhone shipments in China rebounded in March because the world’s second-largest economy worked to reboot its manufacturing industry following the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus outbreakTechnology.

Shipments of Apple’s marquee device jumped 19% in March from a year earlier to 2.5 million units, consistent with Bloomberg calculations supported monthly data from the China Academy of data and technology , a government think factory . The broader smartphone market, including Android devices, shrunk by roughly 22% to 21 million shipments, the academy saidTechnology.

February, which was most impacted by government lockdown measuresdesigned to curb the spread of the virus, saw iPhone shipments plunge quite 60% year-on-year as factories remained shut past the Lunar New Year holiday breakTechnology.


Apple’s assembly plants in China, run mainly by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also referred to as Foxconn, slowly resumed operations through that month and into March. At the mega-complex in Zhengzhou, referred to as “iPhone City,” quite 200,000 workers had returned to production lines as lately March, consistent with the local authority’s website. The factory shipped almost 300,000 iPhone units per day at that time , an identical output to its pre-coronavirus capacity, the authority saidTechnology.

Read more: Apple Plans iPad-Like Design for Next iPhone, Smaller HomePodTechnology.

Apple is preparing a redesign of its top-tier iPhones, borrowing cues from the newest iPads, as a part of a serious fall refresh which will see 5G added to as many as four new handset models and therefore the release of two key new accessories, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. a number of the new iPhones might be released several weeks later than normal due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemicTechnology.

— With assistance by Vlad Savov, and Yuan Gao