Apple Inc, the outstanding phone company, will currently restrict the number of purchases of iPhones in its online stores. This policy will expand to numerous countries which include the US and China and will well limit a user to just two iPhone units per person.
This shift arrives when the Cupertino based giant closed down all off its offline physical stores in China, due to the growing fear and implications of the Coronavirus outbreak. For these unaware, China was ground zero for the fresh strand of coronavirus. The infection has now grown into a global level threat and has been officially classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
So if one is trying to purchase much more than 2 units of Apple iPhones, a prompt will inform the user that will prevent customers from buying any far more. Previously, the only time Apple had introduced this sort of a policy was for the original iPhone, which was released back in 2007, to prevent the resale of its groundbreaking smartphone back then. A several additional countries on the list include things like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore as well.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, even wrote a letter warning its investors, informing them that the likelihood of the first revenue projection being met is small. Its Q1 earnings will see a notable fall thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, but stuff should stabilize soon. Although the viral infection started in China, it is currently confirmed in upwards of 170 countries. Hence, its effects are much more universal than a localized incident in Southeast Asia. So readers are proposed to stay safe and exercise reasonable levels of precaution.