Apple closes stores in China due to coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak continues to affect technology companies. Apple has announced that it will close all its stores in China until at least February 9. There is also a drop in sales.
The threat of coronavirus continues to show its influence in the technology industry as well. As most of the production is in China, most technology companies are also in crisis. Although some production centers such as Foxconn, which produces Apple, will not disrupt production with their work, the negative picture reflected on the sales is the common problem of all brands. Apple has also announced that it will close all its stores in China because of the coronavirus.
After the coronavirus epidemic, the three Apple Stores that were in critical parts of China were already closed. However, with the seriousness of the situation, Apple has announced that it will close 42 stores across the country. Stores will remain closed until at least February 9.
Apple stores are the places to pick up the products and try them. Therefore, it creates a suitable environment for the virus epidemic to pass between people. Taking into account the rapidly falling sales after the epidemic, Apple seems to have deemed appropriate to temporarily close its stores.
The date of February 9 is very close. However, depending on the course of the epidemic, this date can be extended. Tesla etc. except Apple. companies are making similar moves. Tesla even paved the way for all electric vehicle owners in China to benefit from SuperCharge stations for free.