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Foxconn fire not expected to have major impact on iPad 2 production


The explosion and following fire breaking out at Foxconn’s production base of iPad 2 in Chengdu City, western China, hasn’t affected the assembly lines of the tablet computer, according to Taiwan-based Chinese-language newspaper “Commercial Times” — as reported by “DigiTimes” (

The location of the explosion is used to house coating lines and store some chemical materials, “CT” reports. As many iPad supply chain players have been concerned about the impact of the accident, Foxconn has replied to them that production will continue as originally scheduled. However, Foxconn is expected to increase the proportion of total iPad 2 output at its production base in Shenzhen, southern China, adds “DigiTimes.”

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