iPhone purchases online start to be restricted

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Apple is known to close its store in early February, as a precaution to spread the corona virus.

After doing that, Apple now
restrict bulk iPhone purchases and other products through online stores.

The purchase limit came because Apple was prepared to maintain supply due to the impact of the coronavirus on sales, both because of supply chain disruptions and weak demand.

Mentioned Routers, Apple consumers are only allowed to buy two units of equipment for one model. Consumers can still buy more than two iPhones in one order, but must be from different models, for example two iPhone 11 and two iPhone 11 Pro.

Restrictions apply to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Max. Other products, including iPad Pro also have purchase restrictions.

It was discovered that when Covid-19 hit China, Apple closed all of its brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country, only reopening them all on March 13. Foxconn, its most important manufacturing partner, suspended operations temporarily, although founder Terry Gou said that production had now returned to normal.

In February, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO wrote a letter warning investors that the company would not meet initial revenue projections for first-quarter earnings guidelines due to a virus.

Now, while Chinese factories have resumed operations, Apple and other hardware companies face weak demand as countries around the world close retail shops and enforce social distance.

Also Read: Once Closed, Apple Re-opened 42 Stores in China

On March 13, Apple announced that all Apple stores outside of China would be closed to fight the spread of the virus.

According to Nicole Peng, who tracks the smartphone sector at research firm Canalys, Apple is likely to limit online orders to prevent brokers from hoarding devices and reselling them on the market.