For apple, the epidemic has seriously affected them.
Apple CEO Tim
Cook said in the email that Apple's team is dealing with the impact of the outbreak on the company and that the safety of employees, partners and customers is the company's top concern.
The following is the full text of Cook's Memorandum:
The novel coronavirus pneumonia has affected the lives of many people in the big apple family. I want to thank everyone for their dedication, sympathy, understanding and care. Today, our donations more than doubled to support this historic and global health event.
We are most concerned about Apple's employees, partners, customers and suppliers in China. I would also like to recognize many of the people on the team who have been working day and night to manage Apple's global response to the epidemic.
Offices and contact centers across China have resumed work, and our stores will begin to reopen, but we are returning to normal more slowly than previously expected. This afternoon, I have reported the latest situation to shareholders and investors, reminding them that we do not expect to achieve the revenue outlook set for this quarter. So far, outside China, consumer demand for our products and services is still strong, in line with our expectations. Fundamentally speaking, apple is a powerful enterprise, and this damage to its business is only temporary.
Our first priority, which will never change, is the health and safety of our employees, supply chain partners, customers and the communities in which we do business. We would like to express our sincere thanks to those who are fighting this public health emergency in the front line.