The Chinese government ruled that all buildings and all industries should remain closed for up to a day February 9th to prevent the spread of infection and the spread of coronavirus in the region.
Apple did the same and closed all of its stores in China temporarily. A total of 42 stores, according to analysts, will see more sales losses of over one million iPhone units.
Analysts at Webbush Securities (via IB Times) said last Saturday that Apple's decision to close its office doors, its institutional facilities and its stores would lose 3% of sales in the region.
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Number of million unchanged iPhone units represents 3% of the loss Regarding the overall level of iPhone sales in China. According to analysts, the percentage is small. But it's important.
In addition, it should be remembered that most of the production companies used in Apple's distribution are based in China. Fortunately, however, Apple has confirmed that they have been able to meet this demand despite the closure of such important facilities. Foxconn
Of course, it means nothing, but the potential economic losses Apple could have on the country mean little compared to the human losses that China has suffered from this devastating virus. The coronavirus has already killed 259 people and infected more than 12,000 people