Apple's iPhone production won't improve significantly until the second quarter of the year as the company's supply chain deals with the by MacRumors. He previously warned that Apple may have to some product release plans., analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted, as reported
Kuo noted that the supply of iPhone camera lenses from Genius Electronic Optical is dwindling, and major production is unlikely to resume until May.
The new strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, causes a pneumonia-like illness and was discovered in Wuhan, China, in December. It has now infected more than 89,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths globally.
In February, Apple said it would told Fox Business that Apple has reopened factories in the country.due to the coronavirus' impact. The company temporarily closed all of its 42 stores in mainland China, along with its corporate offices and contact centers there. Last week, CEO Tim Cook that China is getting the outbreak under control and
Neither Apple nor Genius Electronic Optical immediately responded to request for comment, while Kuo's firm TF Securities International couldn't immediately be reached.
First published March 2, 4:53 a.m. PT.
Updated 5:36 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.