During his presentation in Birmingham for the presentation of the education project with EdFarm, Tim Cook also spoke about the coronavirus situation and the possible impacts on Apple’s activities.
Tim Cook he said that China is starting to have the coronavirus epidemic is under control, adding that he is very optimistic that things will return to normal soon.
It seems to me that China is checking for coronavirus. When you look at the numbers, they go down day by day. And so I’m very optimistic.
Cook then said that Apple suppliers in China are returning to work and that production is increasing:
On the vendor side, the iPhone is built everywhere in the world. We have key components from the United States, we have key parts that are located in China and so on. When we look at the parts made in China, we reopened the factories, so the factories are returning to normal.
Tim Cook’s comments come two weeks after Apple announced that it would not reach its revenue targets for the current quarter due to the closure of stores in China and supply problems.