Demand for new iGadgets remains very high. So much so that it took Apple almost three months to be able to produce more iPhones 5 than it sells and the iPad mini is still only dispatched after a week from the date of purchase in the United States.
In order for consumers to be able to receive their devices at home, two Apple suppliers have reported that they will continue to function during the Chinese New Year, the country's most important holiday of the year.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, which controls Foxconn, has announced that a portion of its production lines will continue to operate. Flexium Interconnect, which produces printed circuit boards for Apple, said that its facilities in Kunshang (China) will work during the holiday and that it has trained a large number of students for production. Information is from the Chinese website United Daily News.