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COVID-19: Apple sends care packages to its employees in China

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Apple has sent gift packages that include an iPad, face masks, hand sanitizer and more, to its employees stranded in Wenzhou and Hubei due to the coronavirus. Pixabay

The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has sent gift packages that include an iPad, face masks, hand sanitizer and more, to its employees stranded in Wenzhou and Hubei due to the coronavirus.

According to details shared on Chinese social network Weibo, the care packages also enclosed with a letter from the iPhone maker to the employee saying that the iPads are provided for children’s online learning or to help pass the time during the prolonged stay at home, MacRumors reported on Saturday.

“We are sending our best wishes to you, on behalf of the entire Apple Team, together with another CareKit for you and your families. In the kit, you will find comfort items and an iPad which can be used to facilitate children’s online learning or help pass the time during the prolonged stay at home. In addition, a series of counselling and consultation services have been prepared especially for you to help you through this time,” the company added in the letter.

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Apple has begun reopening its retail stores in China and according to the company’s regional Chinese website, 29 out of 42 stores were open for business on Monday. Pixabay

Optimistic that China is slowly bringing the coronavirus outbreak in control, Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted factories in China that manufacture its devices may open soon.

“It feels to me that China is getting the coronavirus under control. I mean you look at the numbers, they’re coming down day by day by day. And so I’m very optimistic there,” Cook told Fox Business recently.

“On the supplier side, we have suppliers — you know, iPhone is built everywhere in the world. We have key components coming from the United States, we have key parts that are in China, and so on and so forth,” he was quoted as saying.

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Apple has begun reopening its retail stores in China and according to the company’s regional Chinese website, 29 out of 42 stores were open for business on Monday.

The company earlier warned that coronavirus outbreak will affect its business in the January-March quarter as worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained. (IANS)

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Apple Plans To Buy LCD Assets Worth $200 Million From Japan Display

The sale to both Apple and Sharp was reportedly delayed in the wake of new coronavirus pandemic

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According to a Nikkei Asian Review report, Japan Display (JDI) has been in negotiations with "Apple and Sharp to sell its Hakusan liquid crystal display plant" owing to "poor sales of iPhone panels". Pixabay

Apple is reportedly buying $200 million worth of assets like LCD equipment from troubled panel maker Japan Display, the media reported on Wednesday.

According to a Nikkei Asian Review report, Japan Display (JDI) has been in negotiations with “Apple and Sharp to sell its Hakusan liquid crystal display plant” owing to “poor sales of iPhone panels”.

The sale to both Apple and Sharp was reportedly delayed in the wake of new coronavirus pandemic.

“JDI decided to sell LCD production equipment to Apple first and real estate to Sharp later,” the report mentioned.

By offloading Hakusan, JDI would concentrate smartphone LCD panel production at the Mobara plant in Chiba Prefecture.

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Apple is reportedly buying $200 million worth of assets like LCD equipment from troubled panel maker Japan Display, the media reported on Wednesday. Pixabay

JDI started its operation on April 1, 2012. As of March 2014, JDI was one of the major suppliers of displays for Apple’s iPhone.
It was also a major display supplier of Nintendo Switch along with Sharp Corporation until 2017.

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A newly-created entity INCJ, Ltd. had become the major shareholder of Japan Display with 25,29 per cent of total shareholdings since September 21, 2018 as a result of a corporate split of the old the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). (IANS)