Coronavirus: iPhone 9 Not Delayed, Apple Stores Closed, Q1 iPhone Sales Drop
The coronavirus outbreak is expected to impact Apple’s business as well, and this is likely to happen not only in China but at a global level too.
First of all, the company has recently confirmed that it would close all Apple Stores in China through February 9, with the online store to remain the only place where customers can continue to purchase devices.
“Out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we’re closing all our corporate offices, stores and contact centers in mainland China through February 9. Apple’s online store in China remains open. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and we look forward to reopening our stores as soon as possible,” Apple says in a statement for Bloomberg.
Q1 iPhone sales decline
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone supply is also hit by coronavirus, so he estimates shi… (read more)