Apple is planning to launch its first 5G phone this autumn, with production due to begin in May. However, the ongoing coronavirus situation could see severe delays placed on the phone’s production schedule. 

The news that China seems to be over the peak of the epidemic will be good news for Apple’s suppliers there. Namely manufacturing giant, Foxconn.

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The company has seen various interruptions to its manufacturing schedules  and operated at a reduced capacity throughout February. Now, Foxconn hopes to be operating normally again by the end of March.

However, problems beyond China could still affect key supply chains within the tech mobile device industry.

Brad Gastwirth, chief technology strategist at Wedbush Securities, wrote in his investors letter this…

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