Apple Sold Less Than 500,000 Phones in China in February Amid CoronavirusApple offered less than half a million smartphones in China in February, authorities confirmed on Monday, as the coronavirus outbreaks disrupted calls. China has put restrictions on its way and urged citizens to avoid delayed public locations in January, ahead of the Lunar New Year celebration, a major gift visit. These restrictions remain largely in the region until most of February.
In general, the mobile brand transported 6.34 million complete devices that month, down 54.7 percent from 14 million in February 2019, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology confirmed.
Android manufacturers, which include tools made through Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi, accounted for the bulk of the fall, as they together saw a decline in shipments from 12. The two million units in February 2019 to 5.Eighty five million, statistics confirm.
Shipments of Apple devices dropped to 494,000, from 1.27 million in February 2019. In January, their shipments were held regularly at more than 2 million.
Research companies IDC and Canalys had previously predicted that regular phone shipments could drop by as much as forty percent in the first sector as the virus outbreaks hurt demand and spark supply chain difficulties.
Apple-branded stores in China have been closed for at least a week in February due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
The organization’s chief executive officer Tim Cook wrote to investors that month warning that it would no longer meet its initial revenue guidance for advanced regions due to demand issues.
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