In breaking news it seems that there was an explosion at Foxconn’s Chengdu manufacturing plant where Apple’s iPad 2′s are being manufactured. According to reports:
“At around 19:00 in China, Foxconn Chengdu manufacture plant got an explosion, we are not sure actually what cause the explosion and how many casualties had resulted. At the scene, there are currently more than 10 fire engines, ambulances and 10 police cars had arrived on the scene.”
The explosion occurred in Building A5 which said to be where the iPad 2′s are being manufactured. Remember how we just talked about how the iPad 2 supply woes are being eased, well if this turns out to be serious it looks like the iPad 2′s supply woes are right back where they were. Although unclear on how much damage has been done to the iPad 2 supply, it seems to be rather series due to the amount of fire engines that have arrived on scene.
Reporters are being warned that there might be a second explosion and to stay away from the buildings. Our prayers go out to the 100 or so Foxconn workers who might have been trapped or injured during the explosion.