Apple Inc. Record-breaking iPhone sales in China to 6.34 million units in February 2020.
This figure dropped to 54.7% compared to the same period of the previous year, as many as 14 million units of the Smartphones by the outbreak of the corona virus, according to data from the Academy of information and communication technology Chinese (CAICT).
The decline in iPhone sales was the lowest since 2012. Due to the decline in sales, the Apple shares in the loss of 6% in US equities, especially in the middle of the growing concern about the economic recession, the countries of the global impact of the spread of the plague of corona.
“We would like to remind that the demand in China is on a quarterly basis in March, not a trend, but the “shocking events”, we believe that you will be short-lived,” said analysts from Wedbush Daniel Ives, as quoted by Reuters.
The delivery of your Apple device, according to strong, only to 494 thousand units, from 1.27 million in February 2019. Whereas, in January 2020, the delivery of the goods is still stable in the top 2 million units.
Points of sale that sell the Apple brand to be closed in China for two weeks in February, when the epidemic corona virus, which is constantly growing in the country.
Apple chief Executive Tim Cook had to remember, in a letter to investors last month that the company may not be the guidelines for the income of the first quarter in line with weak demand.
Research firms IDC and Canalys said earlier, that the global smartphone shipments are expected to can by about 40% in the first quarter of this year due to the outbreak of the corona virus suppress, demand, disturb, and supply chains.
As for the brand of Android, which includes devices from Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi most of the decline in smartphone sales accounted for.
The company collectively see a decline in the delivery of 12.72 million units in February 2019 only in the same period of this year to 5.85 million.