The pandemic of Covid-19 rebounded sharply in Asia. Several cities in China have been under an almost total embargo for the past few days, and the consequences of these restrictions are also beginning to affect the industrial sector. Thus, the Nikkei Asia site informs us that several large suppliers ofAppleas Pegatronhave suspended production at their factories in Shanghai and of Kunshan. These two sites handle 20-30% of the total iPhone production worldwidewhich could therefore pose real problems for the availability of the precious in the event that these suspensions of activity continue over time.
Another supplier, Quanta, was forced to suspend production of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro at its Shanghai factory. The cessation of activity was decided at the beginning of April. Dozens of other suppliers, more or less involved in the supply chain of Apple, would also be stopped. Until now, the Cupertino company had maneuvered quite well to circumvent the global shortage of semiconductors. Will it succeed again when the epidemic rebound in China seems to once again be generating chaos on the production lines?