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« on: February 07, 2020, 04:05:19 pm »

AirPods production has come to a crawl due to risk from coronavirus

AirPods continue to suffer delays in manufacturing.

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Apple's goal of making 45 million AirPods in the first half of 2020 is at risk.
Suppliers in China have shut down operations for two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Assembly in India has also suffered as component supplies have become scarce.


Apple had been planning to ramp up production of AirPods to 45 million units in the first half of 2020 in order to meet rising demand. However, the outbreak of coronavirus in China is causing that goal to begin to seem unrealistic, according to a new report by the Nikkei Asian Review.

The outbreak of coronavirus has caused Apple's suppliers in China to shut down operations for two weeks, and even though work is expected to begin again on Monday, sources have said that components will remain scarce because of the disruption.


  "Because of the virus outbreak, it has already been about two weeks since the assemblers have shipped any new AirPods series," said a pe...

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