Software target: iPhones face being killed by coronavirus

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Software target: iPhones face being killed by coronavirus

The closure of Chinese factories could have a ‘big’ impact if it extends into a second week, a source says

Paul Nuki, Sarah Newey, Sophia Yan and Nicola Smith

Supplies of iPhones and other consumer electronics are under threat as Chinese authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer of the iPhone, has closed almost all its factories in China after firms were reportedly told to shut until at least next Tuesday.

The closure could result in a “big” impact on production and shipments to customers if it extends into a second week, a source said...

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