Apple supplier Goertek’s headquarters in Weifang, a city in central Shandong province. Photo: Handout
Apple supplier Goertek’s headquarters in Weifang, a city in central Shandong province. Photo: Handout
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Why this Chinese Apple AirPods maker is vulnerable to supply chain chaos even though it has filed thousands of patents

  • Analysts have warned that the Shandong-based company may share the fate of Oflim, which was also booted off Apple’s supplier list
  • Goertek’s current plight has raised fresh questions about China’s move to boost patent applications, particularly when it comes to product quality

Apple supplier Goertek’s headquarters in Weifang, a city in central Shandong province. Photo: Handout
Apple supplier Goertek’s headquarters in Weifang, a city in central Shandong province. Photo: Handout
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