Factory to supply iPhone camera modules closed due to new coronavirus

LG Innotek , a supplier of camera modules for Samsung and iPhone, has announced that it has temporarily closed its factory in South Korea after employees have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus.

Samsung and LG Innotek close South Korea plants after confirmed virus cases-Reuters

iPhone camera module supplier forced to shut down factory due to coronavirus case-9to5Mac

Samsung has announced that it has temporarily closed its mobile terminal plant in Gumi, where most of the new coronavirus infection cases in Korea have been reported, for disinfection work. According to Samsung, employees who were infected with the new coronavirus were confirmed to be positive by virus tests on February 29, 2020 (Saturday). Samsung is closing down the factory where the employee worked and performing disinfection work on March 1 (Sun), and plans to resume factory operations by the afternoon of March 3 (Tue). is. Samsung has stated that it will 'take all necessary measures' to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

Samsung's mobile terminal factory in Gumi, which has been temporarily closed, manufactures Samsung's new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, and its flagship model, the Galaxy S20 . However, we are not responsible for the overall production of these latest models.

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In addition, employees working at LG Innotek's factory, which supplies camera modules for Apple's iPhone, have been found to be infected with the new coronavirus. According to officials, it was said that LG Innotek's factory in Gumi City was closed on Sunday, March 1, 2020. It is said that the factory will be closed on March 2 (Mon) for disinfection, but it is unknown whether operations will resume on March 3 (Tue) the next day.

In addition, LG Innotek may supply the camera module of the iPhone 12 scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020, but if the factory closure of LG Innotek continues for several days, `` Impact on iPhone production It's a small thing, 'notes Apple-related media 9to5Mac.

In an interview with Fox Business at the end of February 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was optimistic about the impact of the new coronavirus on the supply of the iPhone. As a reason for the small impact, Cook emphasizes that the components used to manufacture the iPhone are 'sourced from various parts of the world.' In addition, Cook said that the number of cases of infection has declined daily as the Chinese government puts the new coronavirus under control.

In addition, in mid-February 2020, Apple has announced to investors that the sales will decrease due to the effect of coronavirus.

Apple officially announces that `` sales will decrease due to the effect of coronavirus ''-gigazine

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