I'm guessing you're aware of what's going on between China and Taiwan, with tensions between the two countries (well, some would say one country) running at alarming levels after the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, paid a visit this week official in Taiwan.

After this visit, China made a series of decisions, one of which said that any product delivered from Taiwan to China must no longer contain expressions like "Made in Taiwan" or "Made in Chinese Taipei" or "Made in Taiwan, China" . Similarly, the delivery documents must no longer contain the word "Taiwan" or "Republic of China".

What is this a problem for Apple?

The situation of the American giant is a sensitive one because Apple uses processors produced by TSMC (Taiwan) which are delivered to Pegatron in China (the place where iPhones are manufactured). It appears that Chinese officials have already begun rejecting Taiwan-made hardware that does not meet the above-mentioned conditions, including processors from TSMC.

Apple is trying to remove all phrases and words banned by China so that deliveries are not delayed, but experts say there is a good chance that Chinese officials will still reject products made in Taiwan. In this context there is an increased risk that the iPhone 14 series will be delayed.

At the same time, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will start production of the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 in the Foxconn factory in India at the same time as the factory in China (another proof that Apple has problems and is looking for alternatives).

 Source: gsmarena.com, photo source