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Nikon just announced a delay of its D6 camera for professional sports photographers.

Nikon delays camera due to lack of parts

Nikon just announced a delay of its D6 camera for professional sports photographers. The company originally planned for a March release, but that’s been pushed back to sometime in May due to a shortage of components caused by actions taken to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
[FILE] Medical staff clad in protective gear prepare to provide care for suspected coronavirus patients onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on February 7, confirming more on board will now be tested for the illness. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

WHO: Coronavirus cases outside China could be spark for bigger fire

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
Apple also closed its stores and offices through February 9th. Half of the world’s iPhones are said to be made at Foxconn’s “iPhone City” in Zhengzhou, China, where as many as 350,000 people assemble Apple’s most profitable product.

iPhone maker Foxconn to stay shut in China due to coronavirus outbreak

Foxconn has stopped “almost all” of its production in China until February 10th at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to both Reuters and Bloomberg. A lengthy stoppage could substantially disrupt Foxconn clients, the most visible being Apple, from shipping devices to customers.
The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Apple supplies chain braces for disruption from coronavirus

Apple Inc.’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths.
Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Huawei developer conference postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus

Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. HDC.Cloud 2020 was planned to take place in Shenzhen on February 11th to 12th, but has been pushed back to March 27th-28th, according to the event’s website. 17 people are confirmed to have been killed by the SARS-like virus so far.
Apple announced today that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for certain 2015-2017 MacBook Pro laptops due to the possibility of overheating batteries.

Apple loses $44 billion market value

The world’s most influential consumer electronics company shed 44 billion dollars of market value after a pair of pronouncements from Beijing and Washington cast a spotlight on its massive Chinese production base, from which almost all of the world’s iPhones are made.
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Report: Apple plans to move some manufacturing out of China

Apple is exploring moving between 15 and 30 percent of its hardware production out of China, according to a new report by Nikkei. The company reportedly has a growing team looking into moving production, and has asked key manufacturing partners like Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron to evaluate the available options.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Huawei to sell off its undersea cable business

China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration. Now, Huawei is officially bowing out of one line of business, by agreeing to sell off its undersea cable operations, and reportedly shrinking another, by reducing smartphone production orders with supplier Foxconn.
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Foxconn chief Terry Gou announces bid to run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan

Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital for $18bn

Toshiba said Wednesday it would sell its memory chip business to a group led by US investor Bain Capital, in a deal worth around $18 billion and seen as crucial to keeping the Japanese conglomerate afloat.

Android co-founder has a plan to cure our smartphone addiction

During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes.

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