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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘It Feels to Me China is Getting Coronavirus Under Control’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Birmingham, Alabama today, where he spoke at an event for EdFarm, which will offer Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum alongside civil rights education conducted through augmented reality.Following his EdFarm speech, Cook did an interview with Fox Business. The interview is set to air in full on Friday, but in […]

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Facebook Cancels May F8 Developer Conference Due to Coronavirus: What Does That Mean for WWDC?

Facebook today announced that it has canceled its F8 developer conference that was set to take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 5 and 6.In a statement, Facebook said that given “growing concerns” about COVID-19, the in-person component of F8 has been nixed. Instead of F8, Facebook is planning […]

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Popular Mobile Game Plague Inc. Removed From App Stores in China

Ndemic Creations today released a statement acknowledging that its popular mobile game Plague Inc. has been removed from App Stores in China.The company says it received a notice saying that Plague Inc. “includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China,” but no further information on regulators’ objections to […]

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Apple’s iPhone 12 Preparations May Be Delayed Due to Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

At this time of year, Apple engineers and executives typically visit China as Apple’s suppliers start getting ready to manufacture new iPhones, but that preparation process is delayed this year due to coronavirus travel restrictions, reports Reuters.Production on new devices usually kicks off in the summer, but during the first months of the year, Apple […]

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Apple Asks Shareholders Attending Tomorrow’s Meeting to Follow CDC Coronavirus Quarantine Measures

Ahead of Apple’s 2020 shareholders meeting, which is set to take place tomorrow, Apple has asked attendees traveling from China to make sure they adhere to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s quarantine guidelines.In the notice, which was shared on Twitter this morning and spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple says that it has worked […]

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Over Half of Apple’s Retail Stores in China Reopened Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple has now reopened 29 of its 42 retail locations in China, according to Apple’s store websites in the country that were reviewed by Bloomberg. Many of Apple’s stores in China have been shut down for the last few weeks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.Most locations that have been reopened continue to operate on […]

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10 More Apple Stores Reopen Across China, Other Stores Outside of Beijing Remain Closed

Apple has updated its website to indicate that it will reopen 10 more stores across China, following closures due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan.The stores, listed below, will reopen on February 19 for limited business hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak to Continue Impacting Apple’s iPhone Production Into April

Ongoing delays from the coronavirus outbreak in China will likely cause Apple to miss its schedule for mass producing the low-cost iPhone, and inventories of existing models could remain low until April or longer, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Nikkei.‌iPhone‌ suppliers, on average, are said to be operating at 30 to […]

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Apple Says March Quarter Revenue Will Fall Short Due to Coronavirus Impact

Apple today issued an update on its financial guidance for the March quarter, announcing that the company will not meet its revenue goals due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in China. Our quarterly guidance issued on January 28, 2020 reflected the best information available at the time as well as our best […]

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Global Notebook Shipments in Q1 2020 Estimated to Decrease 29-36% Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Following reports of potential production delays on iPhone components and even shipping delays for products like the Mac Pro, DigiTimes reports today that global notebook shipments could fall up to 36 percent in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.This includes Apple supplier Quanta Computer, which produces Apple’s MacBook line. Suppliers like […]

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Apple Stores in Beijing Screening Customers for Fever Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As expected, Apple reopened its five retail stores in the Beijing area today as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China continues.In a video shared by CNBC senior correspondent Eunice Yoon, Apple employees can be seen checking the body temperatures of customers as they enter the store for signs of fever. Yoon says Apple is also […]

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