The coronavirus continues to have an impact on iPhone sales in China, selling 494,000 handsets in China in February, around 60% fewer devices than in the same month in 2019.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has resulted in Apple closing stores and offices in China. Also, the Chinese government has severely limited travel in the country. Both factors have resulted in iPhone sales in the country being hard hit.
Reuters, citing figures from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), reports Apple sold approximately 494,000 iPhones across China during the month of February 2020, compared to an estimated 1.27 million during the same month in 2019.
CAICT reports that all mobile sales are significantly down in the country, with Android phones seeing a sales plunge of 45%. CAICT says that just 5.85 million Android phones were sold in February 2020, compared to 12.72 million sold in February 2019.
Apple recently announced an update to its financial guidance for the March quarter, revealing that the firm will not meet its previously announced revenue goals due to the impact of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak.