“Designed by apple in California Assembled in China”, this is an inscription that can be found on almost all Apple devices. This is because as the inscription rightly explains, the design of Apple products are carried out in California and the assembling of parts to build the actual products are carried out in China.
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus that has claimed over 200 lives and infected nearly 10,000 people worldwide, technology giant Apple have decided to shutdown all its corporate offices, stores, and contact centers in mainland China through February 9th. Apple says its online store will remain open. The decision was made public through a statement provided to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.