Apple officially stated that it’ll be closing down all its physical offices, stores and contact centers in Mainland China through the end of Next week Feb 6th.
The motives behind this move is to help employees from getting exposed to the CoronaVirus outbreak. The company took the advise from special health experts in order to help curb off the deadly CoronaVirus.
As a matter of fact, the outbreak of the CoronaVirus has been a world phenomenon with US even declaring a national health emergency.
While the physical stores of the company will be closed down, online stores will be opened. Another interesting thing is that the outbreak could disrupt the production of the rumored iPhone 9 smartphone and a latest version of the AirPods.
Key Apple partner Foxconn later denied those rumors, assuring that they will ‘continue to meet all global manufacturing obligations’.
And as for the iPhone 9,a trial production is said to have already started while the market launch is scheduled for March with a planned 30 million units to be built.