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Apple supplier Wistron accused of using unauthorized components

A report from Taiwan website Commercial Times earlier today claimed Apple had suspended iPhone 8 Plus production at Wistrons plant in Kunshan, China. The reason is using waterproof components from a non-certified supplier. The manufacturer managed to reply by Taiwan Stock Exchanges closing time, dismissing the report and declining to comment.

Apple supplier Wistron accused of using unauthorized components

Wistrons shares dropped 5% at the beginning of the day but managed to regain track and close at NT$26.50, just NT$0.45 shy of the opening price. To restore Apples trust, sources say that Wistron penalized mid- and high-level executives.

The production of iPhone 8 Plus in Kunshan accounts for a small portion of the supply. Over 80% of the assembly is done by Foxconn Electronics in several other power plants across China. Wistron is the primary partner of Apple in the Indian market though.

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