AAPL with Captain Obvious’s warning about supply reduction.

In summary of a company statement:

  • COVID-19

    Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus is a pandemic that has produced great volatility and economic turmoil in the financial markets in 2020. The first cases of Covid-19 were reported in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Since then, the virus has spread worldwide. , infecting millions around the world. The virus has been extremely controversial, especially in the United States, which became highly politicized during the 2020 presidential election. The Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented in modern times, the most recent example being the 1918 influenza outbreak. Financial markets and global economies were unprepared for the virus’s reach, leading to massive lockdowns, unemployment and other difficulties in efforts to contain and mitigate the virus. How has Covid-19 affected the markets? Virtually all assets have been affected in some way by Covid-19. At first, financial markets and stocks crashed, with the nadir coming in March 2020 in the US and Europe. Widespread lockdowns led to economic stagnation, resulting in stimulus packages to help keep national economies running. The result of this has been a depreciation of currencies such as the US dollar, with the Federal Reserve printing billions of dollars to reduce economic losses. Since then, currency markets have experienced historic levels of volatility, leading some to classify the Covid-19 pandemic as a Black Swan event. Financial markets have mostly recovered in 2020 at the time of writing, although many headwinds remain in terms of economic recovery. At present, unemployment rates and other indicators remain problematic and, when combined with rising infection rates, portend additional monetary policy measures or stimulus in both Europe and the US at time of writing As of this article, there is no vaccine for covid-19, although several companies, such as Pfizer and Moderna, are close to producing a viable vaccine.
    Read this Term The restrictions have temporarily affected the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max main assembly plant located in Zhengzhou, China. The facility is currently operating at a significantly reduced capacity. As we have done during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing the health and safety of workers in our supply chain.

  • We continue to see strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. However, we now expect lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments than we previously anticipated and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products.
  • We are working closely with our supplier to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of all workers.

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