Chinese Factory Explosion Expected To Delay Apple’s iPhone 6 Release Date

Chinese Factory Explosion Expected To Delay Apple's iPhone 6 Release Date(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple’s iPhone 6 release date may be pushed back further due to a halt in production from its Chinese suppliers.

Yesterday a massive explosion occurred in a hubcap factory in the eastern Jiangsu province of China, causing authorities to temporarily stop all productions in the area.

According to ZDNet, the national work safety authority sent dust experts to all Chinese metal polishing factories to perform investigations, including a Foxconn factory.

Foxconn is one of Apple’s biggest Asian suppliers. The factory performs metal polishing for the iPhones aluminum casing.

Sources say the release date of the iPhone 6, MX4, and Xiaomi 4 is expected to be affected by the incident.

This explosion is said to be the biggest accident this year in the country, claiming 75 lives and injuring 186 more.

The iPhone 6 is expected to come in two sizes, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch, and be released in September.