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Apr 12, 2001

Apple supplier Foxconn, which is Apple's largest and most important supplier for the iPhone, has said that torrential floods that have hit the Henan province in China, where it houses its main iPhone production plant, have not been impacted operations.

Photo credit to China News Service (via Focus Taiwan)

In a statement to CNBC, Foxconn says that its main factory in Zhengzhou, the capital of the Henan province, had not been impacted by major flooding in the city, which has taken the lives of twelve people, according to local reports. Foxconn says that it had "activated an emergency response plan for flood control measures in that location" and is actively monitoring the situation.
We can confirm that there has been no direct impact on our facility in that location to date, and we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide any updates as appropriate.
The heavy rainfall which has so far displaced over 100,000 residents of the province is expected to continue until Wednesday evening. Officials in the area have suspended the city's subway network and flights in response. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple will be donating to relief efforts to support first responders.

Article Link: iPhone Supplier Foxconn Says China Floods Not Impacting Operations
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macrumors 603
May 31, 2015
Wow there is a good amount of floods going on right now.

I know it is mother nature but still.
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macrumors 68000
Mar 2, 2015
A boring dystopia indeed. Unprecedented floods, people dying, but at least iPhone production isnt going to be impacted. These articles are so tone deaf.
Why not ask the shareholders instead to forego one full year of dividend?
If that is not possible, all the cries for being "tone deaf" are irrelevant and gibberish.


macrumors 6502
Feb 22, 2019
Apple really doesn’t want their employees working remotely.
Tim: see, even Foxconn employees have to go into the office in epic floods.


macrumors 6502a
May 4, 2016
Of course it's impacting production, but they'll never admit that... lest Apple start lopping off hands as a consequence.


macrumors member
Aug 14, 2019
Before long all those cars will have water intrusion into their axle seals, and transmissions. Seals keep dust out not water, hydrostatic pressure is too great. Too bad SUVs arent a thing there. This is why you don't drive in water deeper than 3 inches with any sedan.


macrumors G5
May 16, 2015
A boring dystopia indeed. Unprecedented floods, people dying, but at least iPhone production isnt going to be impacted. These articles are so tone deaf.
At this rate might as well just let it Happen more often. You know, everyone can just blame Mother Nature instead of themselves.
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macrumors 68020
Mar 11, 2007
Omaha, NE
One assemby line worker arriving in his Maserati there. A Ghibli I think.

Are we paying them too much ?

“We” aren’t paying them anything. They are Foxconn employees and are paid by Foxconn. Apple pays Foxconn for the phones but that was at a previously negotiated price per phone, and evidently Apple was ok with that price. If it really is a standard factory worker and his job pays well enough for him to drive a Maserati then good for him. If it’s a manager or executive then just like American corporations they probably get paid a stupid amount of money to boss people around whose jobs they themselves couldn’t do, so what’s the difference?
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