The tensions between China and Taiwan they’ve also put Apple in trouble, now risking major supply chain delays for the next one iPhone 14. The dispute concerns the import labels of all components produced on the island of Taiwan.

Taiwan is in fact an independent nation, but on paper its international status is ambiguous. China considers the island an integral part of its territory, occupied only temporarily by a “rebel” government. The rest of the world (including the UN), fearing reprisals from Beijing, has adapted to the Chinese version, although several countries maintain informal and unofficial relations with the Taiwanese government. And here’s the big paradox: all companies in the world do business with Taiwan, which also owns 92% of the shares global chip productionbut at the same time, all governments and all organizations are forced to pretend that Taiwan is a fictitious state.

What does all this have to do with Apple? It has something to do with it, because of course Apple, like any other tech giant, has been forced to use components manufactured and shipped from Taiwan. And just in these days, China has decided to block any product imported from Taiwan that carries labels implying the island’s independence.

Therefore, anything that comes with the designation “Made in Taiwan“Or” Made in the Republic of China “will be blocked and returned to the sender. Only goods with the brand “Made in Taiwan, China” or “Made in Chinese Taipei” can be imported. And since the Taiwanese components are then often in the Foxconn’s Chinese factories are being assembled, it’s clear that this is no small problem, as companies like Apple are forced to abide by Beijing’s dictates.

According to several sources, Apple has already called on its Taiwanese suppliers to comply with China’s demands, in order to avoid a potential bottleneck that could jeopardize the success of the launch of the next-generation iPhone.

Source: Lega Nerd

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