So the Chineses people are finally starting to snap under their communist government's insane COVID lockdown, especially at the Apple iPhone factories.
The protests occurred at the Zhengzhou factory, where over half of iPhones are made. Apple has been helping the CCP crack down on protestors by limiting their ability to communicate with each other, and so far, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been mum on the whole issue
However, in recent news, Apple has announced plans to accelerate their exit from China. During the Trump trade wars, Apple had moved production of its iPad to Vietnam, and is now moving production of the iPhone to India and Vietnam. It hopes to ship as much as 45% of new iPhones from India in the long-term.
The iPhones coming out of China are so delayed that Apple issued a warning in November that new orders would not be arriving until after Christmas. Whether it's the Christmas delay or all the negative attention Apple is finally getting from mainstream media about their shady ties to the communist government of China, the technological megalith is finally looking to untangle itself.
Now we'll see how China reacts. The Apple production plant in Zhengzhou employs 1 million people. Foxconn, the company that Apple works with in China for production, is responsible for 3.5% of China's GDP. Losing Apple will be a huge financial blow to the Chinese economy.
I guess Xi Jinping is learning the costs of communism the hard way.