Under the influence of this large-scale new crown pneumonia epidemic, the rhythm of manufacturers belonging to the mobile phone industry chain has been disrupted, and the progress of stock preparation by terminal manufacturers has to be postponed, among which the terminal manufacturers or Apple companies that have the greatest impact.
At present, in addition to shutting down all stores in China, affecting sales of nearly 1 million iPhones, Foxconn, the main manufacturer of iPhones, is also shutting down. It is reported that Foxconn has informed its Shenzhen Foxconn factory employees that after the Spring Festival holiday ends on February 10, do not return to work temporarily, and their factory in Zhengzhou is expected to resume work on time on February 10.
In addition to the impact on iPhone production, the true wireless headset AirPods series is Apple's second best-selling hardware product, and it has become increasingly difficult to buy due to the impact of the epidemic.
According to foreign media reports, due to the impact of the epidemic, Apple's previously ordered 45 million sets of AirPods series products have not been successfully produced, mainly because the three foundries Lixun Precision, GoerTek and Inventec have not resumed work.
According to the current plan, Lixun Precision, GoerTek and Inventec are expected to resume work on February 10, when they will fully produce AirPods series products, but if they want to meet the demand, I am afraid they will have to wait for a while.
Previous data reports from Strategy Analytics show that Apple's true wireless headset AirPods sales in 2019 are close to 60 million. Not only that, 71% of the revenue of the true wireless headset market was taken away by Apple.
During the Christmas promotional season last year, AirPods products were rushed by users around the world, and currently this series of products are still in short supply.