Apple Inc is reopening all 42 of its branded stores in China on Friday, a company spokesman said, extra than a month after they were shut in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The iPhone maker’s Chinese web pages listed the opening time for all stores, which varies from 10: 00 am to 11: 00 am local time. The web pages had beforehand carried an advisory saying no longer all stores were originate.
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Apple had announced the shuttering of its branded stores in early February.
China placed curbs on travel and asked residents to avoid public places in late January, factual ahead of the Lunar Recent Year festival, a major reward-giving holiday. These restrictions stayed largely in place thru most of February.
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The company sold fewer than half a million iPhones in China in February, executive data confirmed on Monday, as the outbreak halved demand for smartphones.
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(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru, Brenda Goh in Shanghai and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Subhranshu Sahu)