Apple is restricting employee travel to China amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 100 people.
Speaking during a live Q&A after Apple published its Q1 2020 earnings results today, Tim Cook said “We’re donating to groups that are working to contain the outbreak. We’re working closely with our Apple team members in the affected areas, and our thoughts are with all of those in the region.”
We’re restricting travel to business critical travel. For employees that are in the Wuhan area, we are providing care kits and supplying them across our employee population in China as well.
The Apple Post reported today production of Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone SE predecessor could be disrupted due to the outbreak, with Foxconn and Pegatron, the two key iPhone manufacturing partners located 500 kilometers away from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak.