Apple ships just 500,000 iPhones in China in February
The Covid-19 epidemic has pushed down smartphone shipments by more than half
Apple only shipped about 500,000 iPhones in China last month, down by more than half from the 1.27 million shipped in February last year, according to a monthly report published by state-run research institute China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
The precipitous drop shows how the coronavirus epidemic is affecting electronics brands in China. Smartphone shipments have been affected in general, falling 56% in February to 6.38 million units, according to CAICT. Consumer spending slowed for the month because people in China spent most of it with their family.
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