Apple AirPods Face Delay Due to Coronavirus – Report

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By Kim Khan – Apple (NASDAQ:) will face some disruption in its plans for ramped-up delivery of its hot AirPods due to the Wuhan coronavirus, according to a published report Thursday.

Suppliers for the earphones in China have had to halt operations for two weeks and components for the product may not be available when work resumes, Nikkei Asian Review reported.

Apple had requested suppliers to make up to 45 million units in the first half of 2020 amid strong demand, it said.

On Saturday, Apple said it was shutting all its stores and corporate offices in China until Feb. 9 due to the outbreak.

Shares of Apple stayed resilient, up 0.4% in midday trading.

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