covid 19

Apple Under Major Threat from China’s Covid-19 Outbreak

According to an exclusive report by the Financial Times, Apple’s business is facing a major threat from the widespread coronavirus outbreak in China, which started back in October. Some supply chain experts are warning of a growing risk of months-long disruption to the production of iPhones, the report notes. Following over a month-long chaos at Foxconn’s megafactory in...

China’s iPhone City Enters Lockdown

The area around Foxconn’s most advanced production facility in Zhengzhou, China, the world’s biggest iPhone factory, has entered a weeklong lockdown to contain a Covid-19 outbreak, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The lockdown would begin at noon on Nov. 2, banning all but essential movements in the 150-square mile Chinese industrial park, which is...

Covid Outbreak Hits World’s Largest iPhone Factory in China

Foxconn, officially known as Hon Hai Technology Group, has told CNBC that its factory in Zhengzhou, China, which is the world’s largest assembly plant for the iPhones, has been hit with a small Covid outbreak. According to a spokesperson, however, operation and production at the Zhengzhou facility is “relatively stable with health and safety measures...

How to Add your Quebec Vaccine QR Code to iPhone’s Wallet App

If you’re trying to find a quick and easy way to show your Quebec vaccination QR code, a website that is a fork of website 'CovidPass' will let you add it to the Wallet app on your iPhone. According to iPhone in Canada reader Wajdi based in Quebec, this CovidPass website is made for California...

Covid-19 Disrupts Apple, Google’s Plans to Shift Production From China

With governments tightening border controls to contain outbreaks of new variants of the coronavirus, Apple, Google, and Amazon’s plans to shift production from China to Vietnam appear to be slowing down, the Nikkei Asia reports. Citing people familiar with the matter, the source notes that Apple will start mass-producing its latest AirPods earphones in China instead of...

Rogers Donates $100K for India COVID-19 Relief; Telus to Match Donations Up to $200K

With India’s most populated cities being challenged to respond to the growing need for essential medical equipment amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Rogers has donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, which is working with local charitable and medical organizations in India. The donation will provide oxygen concentrators, ventilators, generators and other essential equipment to support...

Twitter Adds Timeline Prompt for COVID-19 Vaccine Info in Canada

With COVID-19 vaccinations becoming more widely available in Canada, Twitter has now added a new timeline prompt for all the relevant vaccine information in the country. Starting this week, Canadians will see a prompt in their timeline that links to sources about vaccine safety, efficacy, and news from public health experts.  The prompt will show up...

Feds Partner with Uber Canada to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

The Government of Canada and Uber Canada have just announced a partnership to help inform Canadians about the safety and effectiveness of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines and the importance of continued adherence to public health measures. According to the press release, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will be working with Uber to reach millions of riders, drivers, delivery...

Government of Canada Teams Up with Gamers for #CrushCOVID Campaign

The Government of Canada is teaming up with video game studios in the country to tackle COVID-19 with a new awareness campaign called #CrushCOVID. As young people are getting more cases of COVID-19, the government says it has partnered with Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) to spread reminders of safe public health practices. "To reach young...