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Foxconn Plant Explosion Will Not Affect iPad 2 Supply Line

by on May 22nd, 2011

The explosion at the Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China last week resulted in injuries and deaths. Apple released a statement regarding the event immediately after it occurred. People have been wondering about iPad 2 supply lone interruptions but according to Digitimes, production isn’t expected to be disrupted. According to the Commercial Times, in their communication with Foxconn:

The location of the explosion is used to house coating lines and store some chemical materials, CT indicated.

The buildings at this plant that exploded are to have contained chemicals used for cleaning iPad 2 screens. Foxconn has reiterated that production will continue to its supply chain players, and increase iPad 2 output at its Shenzhen factory down south.

[Digitimes]

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  • Luko

    This post is distasteful. People died here folks. Who cares about the iPad supply line.