SHANGHAI Jan 25 A small fire broke out on
Sunday night on the roof of a factory complex where iPhones are
assembled in China, but Taiwan-based tech giant Foxconn
Technology Group, which runs the factory, said nobody was hurt
and manufacturing was unaffected.
The fire took place at a plant in Zhengzhou, in Henan
province, the key supplier to Apple Inc, according to a
statement from Foxconn.
"The fire was brought under control by the fire
department shortly after it was reported. There were no injuries
associated with this incident and there is no impact on the
manufacturing operations of that facility," a spokesman said.
In May 2011, a dust explosion at a Foxconn factory that made
iPads in the western Chinese city of Chengdu killed three people
and injured 15.
Foxconn's listed unit Hon Hai Precision Industry Co
, which assembles the bulk of Apple's latest
smartphones, saw its December revenues slump by a fifth and
full-year sales miss expectations.
The results came amid growing concerns about slowing
shipments of Apple's latest iPhone 6S models.
Apple is expected to report first-quarter revenue slightly
below estimates on Tuesday for the first time in six quarters,
according to Thomson Reuters StarMine.
(Reporting by John Ruwitch; Editing by Ryan Woo)