Company moves software developers event online
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The best way to limit infections was to “reduce density” and “maximize social distance,” the Bloomberg news service quoted a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook. The tech company counts 460 stores outside of Taiwan and China, including 270 in the United States, where the epidemic has only recently started to expand.
Corporate employees have been asked to work remotely, while hourly employees at the closed shops will continue to receive their original pay.
Since a majority of Apple’s products are built by a supply chain including China, and including Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, the company has been affected by factory closures, leading to delivery problems for iPhones and iPad models, Bloomberg reported.