“At least 75 people have been killed and hundreds more injured by an explosion at a car part factory in China,” The Week UK reports. “Industrial accidents are not unusual in China – in 2012 more than 70,000 people died – but this one has made headlines in the west because it might delay production of the iPhone 6.”
“Apple is expected to unveil the handset in mid September, and recent reports have suggested that it will go on sale about a month later. But those forecasts are now in doubt,” The Week UK reports. “‘It’s thought the delays could impact on Foxconn, a key part of Apple’s supply chain, who recently took on 10,000 new staff to cope with the demand for iPhone 6,’ the Daily Mirror reports.”
“The factory affected by the blast is unconnected with the Apple supply chain, but in response to the accident Chinese authorities have ordered production to a halt at any plants carrying out similar work,” The Week UK reports. “Aluminium alloy used in the iPhone body is polished at Foxconn, according to the New York Post. In May 2011, three people died in an explosion at Foxconn’s metal polishing workshop, the South China Morning Post reports.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Nope.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]