Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is optimistic that China will get the corona virus under control when factories open
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he is “optimistic”, China is getting the corona virus under control and has pointed out that the company is stating iPhone production as evidence.
A total of 2,744 people died in 78,497 Coronavirus cases, but on Monday the number of newly infected people outside the Hubei province – where COVID-19 came from – was reduced to just nine.
It was a dramatic decline compared to 900 new cases reported on February 3 and Cook used the figures as a reference during a Thursday appearance in Alabama.
“I feel that China is getting the corona virus under control,” Cook said Fox Business. ‘You look at the numbers, they come down every day. And so I am very optimistic there. “
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Tim Cook said Thursday: “I think China will get the corona virus under control. You look at the numbers, they come down every day. And so I am very optimistic there ‘
He said factories reopen and employees work via COVID-19. Employees are seen at a Foxconn plant in Longhua Municipality, southern Guangdong province on May 26, 2010
Most Apple iPhones and other devices are made in China.
Cook told analysts in January that the company’s supply chain was affected by the outbreak.
Mr. Cook said the company was looking for ways to minimize supply interruptions, even though some suppliers were in Hubei.
On Thursday he emphasized the fact that Apple is getting parts from ‘all over the world’.
“On the supplier side, we have suppliers – you know, iPhone is being built around the world,” Cook explained to Fox Business, “Susan Li. “We have important components from the United States, we have important components in China, and so on and so forth.
“If you look at the parts being done in China, we have re-opened factories, so the factories have been able to withstand the conditions for opening, re-opening them.”
iPhone production slowed down when Apple closed factories during the outbreak, but Cook explained to Fox Business “Susan Li:” iPhone is being built around the world “
Chinese factories had to close their doors for a few weeks after the distribution of COVID-19. it originated in Wuhan in Hubei province
Factories, companies, and stores on the Chinese mainland that produce iPhone parts remain closed to prevent the infection from spreading.
Chinese factories had to close their doors for a few weeks after the distribution of COVID-19.
Apple said earlier that work is starting to resume across the country, “but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we expected.”
Apple-based Apple is highly dependent on China for its large-scale product consumption alongside product production. And last week the technology giant alarmed investors that it does not think it will meet its second-quarter financial outlook, mainly because the outbreak of corona virus in China has significantly reduced iPhone production.
They also said that the demand for iPhones in the country is falling after they were forced to close the hours in their 42 Chinese stores or keep them short.
“The health and well-being of every person who helps make these products possible is our top priority, and we work in close consultation with our suppliers and public health experts while this disaster continues,” Apple said in a statement.
Apple was expected to launch a new iPhone on March 31, which will cost half the price of the usual new releases.
Last week, the technology giant alarmed investors that it did not think it would meet its second quarter financial outlook, mainly because the outbreak of the corona virus in China has significantly reduced iPhone production. Shown is the market summary on Thursday
Cook was in Birmingham to launch the Education Farm as part of the Apple ConnectEd education program
But Cook added about Apple on Thursday: “They are also en-ramp. So I consider this sort of the third phase to get back to normal, and we’re in phase three of the disaster mode. “
This week an internal source told Reuters ‘there is no face-to-face work done’.
If Chinese factories were to remain inactive until May 1, this would probably paralyze the crucial back-to-school and fall seasons of retailers, experts predict, adding that factories would have to increase production by March 15 to meet deadlines for summer goods.
Cook was in Birmingham to launch the Education Farm as part of Apple’s ConnectEd education program.
‘Coding lets students of all ages bring new ideas to life, solve problems and prepare for the jobs of the future, tweet Cook.
“Honored to open Ed Farm together with the students, teachers and visionary leaders of Birmingham – a new educational hub where students can connect, learn and create!”