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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 '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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Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak

02/17/2020, 07:02 pm

Tim Cook has released a memo to Apple staff, discussing the impacts of the coronavirus has made Apple's return to normal conditions somewhat slower than anticipated.

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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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Coronavirus may slow 'AirPods Pro Lite,' 2020 iPad Pro launches

02/17/2020, 11:02 am

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is allegedly impacting production of two unannounced Apple products, with the rumored "AirPods Pro Lite" supposedly pushed back to later in the year, while ramping up of assembly for the 2020 iPad Pro refresh is going slower than intended.

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2000 iPhones doled out to quarantined cruise ship passengers

02/14/2020, 12:02 pm

Crew and holiday-makers quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship because of the coronavirus are being given iPhones for easy access to information, and online medical consultations.

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Malware, Microsoft gaming, and Sherlocking apps on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/14/2020, 09:02 am

On this week's AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about coronavirus and its impact on Apple, Microsoft's iOS gaming beta, and the FTC's newfound interest in 'Sherlocked' apps or companies.

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Huawei hit hard by coronavirus in China, new criminal charges in U.S.

02/14/2020, 08:02 am

There's lots of bad news piling up for Huawei, the firm often considered to be Android's best hope of challenging Apple's leadership in smartphone design and business competency.

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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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Beijing Apple Stores reopening on Feb 14, rest remain closed

02/13/2020, 08:02 am

Apple plans to reopen some of its Apple Stores in Beijing as the threat of the coronavirus continues to keep other locations closed.

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Foxconn refutes report on China factory restart timeline

02/12/2020, 10:02 pm

Foxconn on Wednesday invalidated a report that claimed the company plans to reopen a significant portion of its Chinese production force in February, though the firm failed to set the record straight with an official timeline.

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Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

02/12/2020, 02:02 pm

The GSM Association has decided to cancel this year's Mobile World Congress, citing the health and safety of the city of Barcelona and show attendees as a major concern.

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'iPhone 12' production may fall behind schedule because of coronavirus

02/12/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple may be shifting production of the "iPhone SE 2" to Taiwan while "iPhone 12" production could slip behind schedule, according to questionable speculation from within the supply chain.

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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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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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Coronavirus may halve China's first-quarter smartphone sales

02/10/2020, 05:02 am

Research into both the manufacturing and retail impact of the outbreak claim that closed stores and delayed launches will reduce smartphone sales in China by as much as 50% for the first quarter.

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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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