The coronavirus crisis could hit Apple’s sales.
Apple could be negatively affected by the coronarirus, the deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of more than 130 people.
According to a report by the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published on February 2 by 9to5Mac, total iPhone sales during the first quarter of 2020 could be impacted by the coronavirus, decreasing estimated sales forecasts for this period by up to a 10 percent. Kuo estimates that for this first quarter of the year Apple will sell 36 million iPhone units instead of the 40 million units previously expected, before the appearance of the coronavirus. This information is added to a recent Bloomberg report, which indicated that the production of Apple devices could be affected by the outbreak of coronavirus, as companies such as Foxconn, one of the largest manufacturers of Apple products, are based in China, the country where the spread of the coronavirus has originated. This could also hit the production and launch of the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 expected in March, according to reports.Apple has also temporarily closed three of its stores in China, located in the cities of Qingdao, Fuzhou and Nanjing. , as the coronavirus crisis intensifies. Apple does not respond to requests for comments on reports or rumors.
Apple and iPhone SE 2 would be affected by the coronavirus