Apple is reported to warn employees of its retail stores of a lack of replacement iPhone units due to the outbreak of the Corona virus. A report said Apple had told store technical support staff that replacing iPhones for severely damaged units would be short for about two to four weeks. This development comes in the midst of the already bleeding technology industry, which is said to have seen billions of dollars in losses from COVID-19. Apple appears to be one of the hardest hit companies among tech giants, as the company not only identifies components sourced from China, Hong Kong and Italy – the three most affected countries, with about 15 percent of its revenue coming from China itself.
The Bloomberg Report cites a memo to “Geniuses” at the company, where Apple’s retail staff is called. He tells them that they can offer to send iPhone replacement replacement to customer units and provide borrower units to mitigate the delay.
The post also quotes anonymous employees saying that Apple stores noticed a lack of individual parts like the screen or camera, which are used for repairs. The report also states that an Apple spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.
The news channel claims in a separate report that Apple is starting to see a fall in the shares of iPad Pro and iPhone 11 as well. Apple’s supplier Foxconn also recently warned that its revenue would drop 15 percent due to the Corona virus. However, he said, he would resume normal production by the end of this month, after production stalled amid the outbreak in China.
Apple had already warned of a shortage of iPhone shares and said the company was unlikely to meet revenue guidance.
Corona virus outbreak has infected Apple more than any other technology giant, as the company is not limited to the source of its hardware components from China, Hong Kong and Italy, where China itself accounts for about 15 percent of Apple’s revenue. Moreover, Apple also considers the Korean giants LG and Samsung to be suppliers and export their chips from a factory in Italy – the third largest country hit after China and South Korea.
Last month, Tim Cook CEO said the company had reopened 80 percent of its stores in China and that Apple was closely monitoring the outbreak.
It is also reported that the next generation of Apple phones, the iPhone 12 launch may also be delayed due to an outbreak of the Coruna virus.
wabhsb ma warad tuhadhir sharikat apple almuazafin fi mtajr albaye bialtajziat ladayha min naqs wahadat iPhone albadilat bsbb tafashiy fayrus kuruna. qal taqrir ‘iina sharikat’ abal ‘ablaghat muazafi aldaem alfaniyi fi almatajir’ ana astibdal ‘ajhizat iPhone lilwahadat alty lahiqat biha’ adrar jasimat satakun qasiratan linahw ‘usbueayn’ iilaa arbet ‘asabie. wayati hdha altatawur fi khidam sinaeat altiknulujia alty tueani min alnazf balfel, walati yuqal ‘iinaha shahidat khasayir bimilyarat alduwlarat bsbb marad COVID-19. tabdu sharikat Apple wahidatan min ‘akthar alsharikat tdrraan wasat eumalaqat altiknulujia, hayth la taqum alsharikat faqat bitahdid masadir almukawinat min alsiyn wahungh kungh wa’iitalia – alduwal althlat alylati har min
yastashhid taqrir bilumbraj bimudhkirat ‘iilaa “aleabaqirat” fi alsharikat, hayth ytmu aistidea’ muazafi albaye bialtajziat fi sharikat ‘abl. yukhbiruhum ‘anah yumkinuhum earad’ iirsal astibdal hawatif iPhone ‘iilaa wahadat aleumla’ watawfir wahadat almuqtarad litakhfif altaakhiri.
yaqtabis almanshur aydana min almuazafin almajhulin qawlahum ‘iin mtajr Apple lahazt nqsana fi al’ajza’ alfardiat mithl alshaashat ‘aw alkamira, walati tustakhdam fi al’iislahati. yadhkur altaqrir aydana ‘an mthdthana biaism Apple lm yastajib litalabat altaeliq.
tadaei alqnat al’iikhbariat fi taqrir munfasil ‘ana sharikatan abal bada’at tashhad nqsana fi’ ashum iPad Pro w iPhone 11 aydana. kama hadharat sharikat fawksikun almuradat lisharikat ‘abal mwkhrana min’ ana ‘iiradatiha satankhafid binisbat 15 fi almiayat bsbb fayrus kuruna. wamae dhlk, qal ‘iinah sayastanif al’iintaj altabieiu bhlwl nihayat hdha alshhr, baed tawaquf al’iintaj wasat tafashiy almarad fi alsiyn.
wakanat sharikat abal qad hadharat balfel min naqs fi ‘ashum iPhone waqalat’ iinah min ghyr almhtml ‘an tafi alsharikat bitawjihat al’iiradati.
laqad ‘asab tafashiy fayrus kwrwna sharikat’ abal ‘akthar min’ ayi sharikat eimlaqat ‘ukhraa fi majal altiknulujia, hayth’ iina alsharikat la taqtasir ealaa masdar mukawinat ‘ajhazatha min alsiynghi haiun hai ‘iiradat sharikat’ abl. eilawat ealaa dhlk, tuetabar sharikat ‘abl aydana aleimlaqayn alkuriiyn LG w Samsung min muridiha watusdir raqayiqaha min’ ahad almasanie fi ‘iitalia – thalith’ akbar balad tadarar baed alsiyn wakuria aljanubiat.
fi alshahr almadi, qal alrayiys altanfidhiu lisharikat tim kuk ‘iina alsharikat qad’ aeadat fath 80 fi almiayat min matajiriha fi alsiyn wa’an ‘abal turaqib ean kathab tafashiy alfirus.
‘ufid aydana’ ana aljil alttali min hawatif Apple, faqad yata’akhar ‘iitlaq iPhone 12 aydana bsbb tafashiy fayrus kuruna.