China met with technical companies in recent days, saying they would not comply with US orders that would dramatically affect their Chinese production plans. It claimed to threaten serious consequences, even if it did not happen.
The safety net could be crucial for Apple, not to mention millions of people who could suddenly be cut off from future iPhones. However, this does not guarantee that Apple or other companies will be safe. Although Apple may continue to rely on Foxconn outside of China, some of the individual component suppliers in the region are still there ̵