Apple will delay the mass production of its The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, due to the 's impact on manufacturing in Asia and on consumer demand globally.by about a month,
The Cupertino, California, company typically kicks off mass production of its annual phone offering in early summer, the paper noted, beforeand shipping them to consumers later that month.
Apple is expected to launchlater in the year, some of which will include 5G wireless connectivity. Even though the company managed to ship its last week, that the company's plans will likely be impacted by the viral outbreak.
Earlier this month, Cook acknowledged inthat the coronavirus was a "stressful moment," but highlighted Apple's strong financial position and continuing investment in product research and development.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.