One of the topics discussed in recent weeks is the Chinese coronavirus. Due to the outbreak of infection in the Celestial Empire, several cities were quarantined, and many manufacturing companies extended the New Year holidays for their employees. Many are now wondering how the epidemic will affect Apple's business, because most of its devices, including the iPhone, are assembled in China. The answer to this question was given by representatives of Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer and a longtime partner with Apple.
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Foxconn spokespersons said the outbreak of coronavirus would not affect iPhone production. Not only that, they hinted that the heir to the iPhone SE will go into mass production on time and the infection is not threatened with its release. The assembly of the new smartphone will begin in mid-February and by the end of March, when the official announcement takes place, Foxconn plans to release the required number of devices.
According to rumors, the second-generation iPhone SE, aka iPhone 9, will be an updated version of the iPhone 8 with the same 4.7-inch display, a Home button with Touch ID and a case made of glass and metal. And it will be based on the Apple A13 chipset, on which the flagship trio iPhone 11 is based.