Apple could fall short of 6 million units of iPhone 14 Pro this year, here’s why – Times of India

Apple is already having a tough time keeping up with the demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max and has cut back on the production target by 3 million units due to the unrest at its key plant in Zhengzhou. Now, Bloomberg reports that the target for the iPhone Pros has been further cut by 3 million, doubling the shortage to 6 million units, as the workers leave the ‘iPhone city‘ of China.
Situation at the factory currently ‘fluid,’ but Foxconn needs to get people back to work
The situation of unrest at the iPhone factory has surely impacted production. However, the current situation is said to be ‘fluid’ at the plant, and the estimates could also change. But that depends on how quickly Foxconn, the company handling the manufacturing, can get people back to the assembly line, says a person familiar with assembly operations. The Covid-19 lockdown could further deter production if it continues for a few more weeks.
Foxconn unrest risks iPhone shipments as workers flee the ‘iPhone city’
Thousands of staff left the plant following food shortage and growing COVID-19 cases at the ‘iPhone city’ of China, only for the new hires to create havoc earlier this month due to confusion over pay and quarantine protocols, what Foxconn says is a ‘technical error.’
Compensation for protesting ‘contract’ workers to leave the city, and bonuses for ‘full-time’ employees who stay
Foxconn has offered the staff protesting a $1,400 compensation to leave the city as the tumult was growing, and the COVID restrictions were again put in place. Further, it is also offering a bonus of $1,800 per month to full-time employees if they choose to stay over at the plant for the next two months, i.e. December and January.
According to the report, Apple and Foxconn expect to make up for the shortfall next year, aiming to manufacture 6 million iPhone 14 Pro units in 2023.

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