Coronavirus Is Expediting iPhone Makers’ Plans to Move Beyond China

Customers wearing protective masks exit an Apple Inc. store in Shanghai, China, on Monday, March 2, 2020. The pressure to get China back to work after the coronavirus shutdown is resurrecting an old temptation: doctoring data so it shows senior officials what they want to see. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) –Wistron Corp., one of Apple’s manufacturing partners, said this week half its capacity could reside outside China within a year. The declaration underscored how the Asian assemblers that keep the world supplied with iPhones and other gadgets are shifting to a higher gear after the coronavirus showed the folly of staking everything on one […]

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