Now China is going through hard times, and smartphone manufacturers are also with it.
The authoritative analyst of Min-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will release about 10% fewer iPhones this year compared to a year earlier: up to 36-40 million devices in the first quarter of 2020. Moreover, technological problems directly arising from the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan are directly related to this.
In addition, the total supply of smartphones in the Chinese market fell by 50-60% due to consumer distrust. Many believe that they can become infected with a dangerous virus through gadgets.
Apple also closed all offices and retail stores in China until February 9 for the sake of caution. Many factories also announced a temporary cessation of production. It is not known what will happen next. [ MacRumors ]