The coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan continues to affect technology companies, and Apple does not escape it. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the company had planned an increase in orders for AirPods Pro so that suppliers would manufacture 45 million units. Now that production is at risk .
Many suppliers and other logistics companies in China have taken a two-week break from all activity. This shutdown ends on Monday, but the return to work can still be affected by a lack of components needed to manufacture products. That would mean that the AirPods Pro will have little stock in the warehouses for a while .
The source estimates that production will be able to resume on Monday, although it could do so only at 50% of its capacity. Apple did not want to comment on this, but it seems would have materials for only two weeks of work in the factories. The company, let’s remember, also keeps its Apple stores, offices and support centers closed to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on its employees.
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It all depends on what happens next Monday, when those premises should reopen unless otherwise decided. Production of the iPhone should also resume on the 10th , so we should have news from China in a few days with information on whether the closures are extended or if everything returns to normal.