Coronavirus hurting US Repair shops
The beginning of 2020 has been a wild ride for the tech industry, mainly referring to the novel Coronavirus.
1st off, we send our condolences to everyone in China dealing with the outbreak as well as the people around the globe enduring life in temporary quarantine. We have the utmost sympathy for all of those affected by this outbreak.
This outbreak has restricted the production and shipping of replacement parts coming out of china. This means local repair shops will be waiting for the parts they need to service their local area.
Since this outbreak is not showing any sign of slowing down, it is probably a good idea to protect your cellphone from damage as much as you can.
Apple has temporarily shuttered all of its stores in mainland China, one of its biggest and most important markets. Apple is also closing its corporate offices and contact centers in China through Feb. 9. The company said its online store in China remains open, and it will “closely monitor the situation” in order to reopen stores as soon as possible.
During its earnings call on Jan. 28 “a number” of Apple’s retail partners have closed their locations as well.
Apple has suppliers in the Wuhan area but also has alternative sources for the components they provide. The company is “working on mitigation plans to make up any expected production loss,” Cook said. What’s less clear is how the coronavirus will impact suppliers in other parts of China, he said.
Because of the global state during this Coronavirus outbreak, our best advice is to take more care with your phone or tablet.