Apple CEO Tim Cook: China getting coronavirus under control
Apple CEO: Feels to me China is getting coronavirus under control
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses his optimism towards China containing the coronavirus and how Apple is managing product supply and production.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook told FOX Business' Susan Li Thursday that he is "optimistic" about China managing the coronavirus outbreak, which has slowed production at the tech giant's suppliers.
"It feels to me that China is getting the coronavirus under control," Cook said. "You look at the numbers, they're coming down day by day by day. And so I'm very optimistic there."
He stressed that iPhone gets parts from "everywhere in the world," including China, which has seen 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.
"When you look at the parts that are done in China, we have reopened factories, so the factories were able to work through the conditions to open, they're reopening," Cook said. "They're also in ramp. So I think of this as sort of the third phase in getting back to normal, and we're in phase three of the ramp mode."