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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 8, 2020


  • "China blocks restart of Foxconn plants due to coronavirus: sources/Move further disrupts production of Apple, Amazon and Huawei devices"  Nikkei 7:47 AM
  • "Report: iPhone Production Halted Due To Coronavirus" PC Magazine 11:53 AM
  • "Apple fined €25 million for slowing down older iPhones" BetaNews 7:39 AM
  • "How Apple Killed The Swiss Watch Industry" ["For many watch enthusiasts, a Swiss watch was a powerful status symbol. But once you have tasted the apple, you're lost. [...] As soon as you start using the Apple Watch, you realize one thing is clear: the rest of your watch collection will live on in a drawer from now on."]  Forbes 2/7
  • "Apple Back to Production Monday? Coronavirus Impact on Tech Giant Is Limited" TheStreet 2/7
  • "IPhone Maker Foxconn Warns Staff to Keep Away From Shenzhen Base" ["The moratorium represents an extreme effort by Apple Inc.'s most important partner to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that's paralyzed much of China's manufacturing."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/7
  • "Coronavirus: Chinese Apple Stores Could Extend Closure" ["In a message signed Deirdre O'Brien and sent today to all Apple employees in China, the one who wears the two caps of human resources manager and patron of the Apple Store, suggests that these reopenings may go be done more gradually than expected."]  Google French-to-English: MacGeneration 2/7
  • "Apple Extends Store Closures in China Over Coronavirus" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/7
  • "Apple extends Chinese store closures due to coronavirus: Some are listed as remaining closed through Feb. 14." CNET 2/7
  • "iPhone repairs: Apple hands independent repair shops a tough contract/Independent repair shops that join Apple's program need to give up a lot of their independence." ZDNet 2/7
  • "France hits Apple with $27M fine for slowing down old iPhones: It follows a two-year probe by the country's consumer watchdog." CNET 2/7
  • "Apple Fined 25 Million Euros in France for Slowing Down Older iPhones With iOS Update" MacRumors 2/7
  • "France just fined Apple $27 million for intentionally slowing down iPhones — the amount of profit the company makes in under 3 hours" Business Insider 2/7
  • "France hits Apple with $27 million fine over the battery issue you probably forgot about" BGR 2/7