Not even Apple is immune to the coronavirus sweeping the globe, with suppliers and stores impacted by the deadly disease. CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company has suppliers in China’s Wuhan region, where the coronavirus first emerged.
The iPhone maker has alternative sources for those components, he said, and it’s “working on mitigation plans to make up any expected production loss.”
What’s less clear is how the coronavirus will impact suppliers in other parts of China, Cook said. The Chinese government extended the New Year holiday break from the end of January to Feb. 10, which will delay the startup of Apple supplier factories, Cook said.