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Topic: China

Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China

02/20/2020, 06:02 am

At the same time that Apple takes tentative steps to reopen all of its retail stores in China, the company's main iPhone assembler Foxconn has announced that it will be "cautiously" resuming production in its main iPhone manufacturing plants.

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Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

02/19/2020, 06:02 am

Apple's retail efforts in China are slowly being brought back to normal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the iPhone maker reopening 10 more stores in the country, including the first store it closed due to the epidemic.

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iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

02/18/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple's coronavirus-related supply chain issues will be a problem for the company long into April, a report claims, as despite efforts from assembly partners, supplies of the iPhone may be constrained for some time to come.

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Why Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

02/18/2020, 12:02 pm

For the second time in two years, Apple has issued a correction to its revenue guidance. After looking foolish for sensationalizing Apple's downfall last year, analysts and tech media reporters are exercising more caution in their coverage of how business interruptions by the coronavirus might affect the company.

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Apple's coronavirus revenue miss seen as short-term hurdle

02/18/2020, 07:02 am

While industry observers are clearly seeing a short-term financial and business impact from the coronavirus outbreak in China, the first analysts chiming in on the situation don't have long-term concerns surrounding Apple's financial prospects.

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Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

02/18/2020, 06:02 am

Industry reports suggest the low-cost "iPhone SE 2" and a refresh of the iPad Pro line will still launch in March, with the iPad Pro refresh arriving shortly thereafter --although the impact of the coronavirus raises questions about Apple's over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing.

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Apple will miss quarterly guidance & iPhone sales estimates because of coronavirus

02/17/2020, 04:02 pm

Apple is revising its quarterly guidance downward not just a as a result of lowered sales in China because of the coronavirus, but also because of production problems in the country that are just now starting to be overcome.

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Apple reopens Beijing stores with temperature checks, limited hours, crowd control

02/14/2020, 11:02 am

Beijing's Apple Stores are open for about half the hours that they are normally, and are subjecting visitors to temperature checks and maximum occupancy limits because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus to hit Android's hopes for 5G, folding screens the hardest

02/13/2020, 09:02 am

As Apple deals with interruption of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, its Android competitors face all the same issues; except that they make far less money and operate on much thinner margins across fragile shipment volumes.

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How Apple is being affected by the coronavirus so far

02/12/2020, 08:02 am

The coronavirus continues to spread through China, leaving many businesses and factories closed throughout affected areas. Here's how Apple and Foxconn have been impacted so far.

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Foxconn looks to restart half of China production facilities by end of February

02/11/2020, 11:02 pm

Apple partner Foxconn is reportedly working to return its China-based production capabilities to half strength by the end of February, a move that would bring vital supply lines back to life after being shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apple Card's clearing partner gains approval to operate in China

02/11/2020, 08:02 am

Mastercard has been approved by the People's Bank of China to begin operating its bank card clearing business in China, opening up the potential for Apple to expand its self-branded Apple Card in the country.

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Why Apple's supply chain is prepared for China's coronavirus

02/10/2020, 10:02 am

The outbreak of the coronavirus, now infecting tens of thousands of people, has stoked fears that Apple would be dramatically affected both from lost sales in its China and interruptions to its component supply chain. However, while Apple has its work cut out for it it also has a uniquely proficient operations team to manage crisis events, one that has been challenged before.

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Local authorities aren't blocking Foxconn's production restart

02/09/2020, 12:02 pm

The local authorities of Shenzhen have denied reports it is blocking Foxconn from reopening on February 10 over fears of spreading the coronavirus further, claiming it is still working with the Apple assembly partner on how to enable production to proceed while keeping workers safe.

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Authorities order Foxconn to keep Chinese facilities closed

02/08/2020, 10:02 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn has been told by Chinese authorities it cannot open its production facilities in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, due to the "high risks" of infection determined following an inspection by public health experts.

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Coronavirus forcing Apple to postpone February 10 China retail reopen [u]

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien has written to Apple Store staff in China to explain the company's plans for reopening in China under the ongoing coronavirus threat, and how the date for reopening stores is still to be determined.

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Foxconn telling iPhone assembly staff to stay home because of coronavirus

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Key Apple supplier Foxconn has told its Shenzhen staff not to return to work after the current and extended holiday just yet, because of continuing coronavirus concerns.

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Apple suppliers & assemblers intending to restart China production on Feb 10

02/04/2020, 06:02 am

In defiance of the Coronavirus, Apple suppliers including Foxconn are reportedly in the early stages of restarting facilities in China, with production expected to resume on February 10.

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iPhone production will see major impact if China factory halt continues

02/03/2020, 11:02 am

Production of the iPhone could be disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak if things get much worse, with Apple assembly partner Foxconn reportedly halting the majority of its production in China until February 10.

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Ming-Chi Kuo cuts estimated iPhone shipments by 10% because of Coronavirus

02/02/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is starting to see disruption in the mobile phone market as a result of the Coronavirus, and has slightly dialed back iPhone shipment expectations for the first calendar quarter of 2020.

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