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iPhone Assembler Starts Energy-Saving Measures in China

  • Pegatron among producers affected by country’s power crunch
  • Impact on iPhone production appears only modest so far
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iPhone assembly operations in China are beginning to reduce their energy consumption because of a sudden power crunch in the country, which has triggered government-imposed curbs on a range of businesses.

Pegatron Corp., a key partner for Apple Inc. and one of the assemblers of its iPhone, said on Monday that it’s taking energy-saving measures to comply with local government policies. Still, the firms responsible for producing the Apple handset have avoided drastic cutbacks in production so far and appear to be getting preferential access to energy in order to keep operations going, according to people familiar with the situation.