Apple closing its stores outside of China because of COVID-19

14 March 2020
They will remain closed until March 27.

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This is why more people are switching to Samsungs.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020Seems you didn’t get my point what I meant compare high end... moreNobody give a damn about low end Samsungs.. They are like tissue paper, use once and throw. People own multiple phones, and does it mean people like it? NO.

Even a low end iPhone is loved by people. But wait... there is NO low end iPhones! Because of the optimised OS, even older modelsis smoother then the flagships of androids. Plus on top of that, Apple have patent of the rubber band scrolling effect and various UI animation, making it looks fluid and smooth.. android in the other hand have jerky motions.

iPhone 11 itself have flagship specs. Top of the line chipsets. LCD screen to match. (LCD looks sharper then OLED, with lower pixel counts.. because of individual pixel arrangement). Sure there's the backlighting effect that OLED does not have.

  • Anonymous

FapPhone, 15 Mar 2020Wow anonymous.... Ok just compare all S10 series to iPho... moreSeems you didn’t get my point what I meant compare high ends to high ends iPhone to galaxy and note and mid range to mid range iPhone XR to galaxy A serious.

  • FapPhone

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020Compare high end to high ends stop comparing android mid ra... moreWow anonymous....

Ok just compare all S10 series to iPhone XR or 11 sales alone.
Quit your crap. Apple still sells more.

  • Anonymous

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 15 Mar 2020If apple is doing this. How come android manufacturers aren... moreActually did t with S20 ultra and z filp it’s not available only online.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Mar 2020Well China is still the most affected place and the situati... moreChina, Italy including Iran are the worst.

  • Anonymous

This days best business is sanitizer business imagine Apple and Samsung made a sanitizer with 90% of alcoholic lol.

  • Anonymous

FapPhone, 15 Mar 2020Apple still sells more handsets than every other OEM except... moreCompare high end to high ends stop comparing android mid rang and low range phones to iPhone high end wen it comes to more selling.

  • FapPhone

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020Maybe because Apple is restricted to luxury level while And... moreSaying Android is too general. Look at overpriced S20 series.

  • Anonymous

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 15 Mar 2020If apple is doing this. How come android manufacturers aren... moreMaybe because Apple is restricted to luxury level while Android makers have weekly-refreshed cheap consumer disposables to sell.

If apple is doing this. How come android manufacturers aren't doing the same thing? Are they only interested in money?

  • FapPhone

Note7 owner, 15 Mar 2020People's life and well being always come before a profit. A... moreSame. Used to think iPhones were rubbish. Now Apple has stepped up the game since the XR/XS. But I will still own an Android alongside an iPhone provided that I have lots of money. No need for an Android premium flagship such as the rubbish S20 Ultra when Mi Note 10 does the job.

People's life and well being always come before a profit. Apple is extremely rich they can bare the bunt. Apple is a company you can trust to be 100% on the buyers side. I genuinely prefer Android's selection of hardware but I will always have an iOS device in my stable of phoneS. Much respect to Apple and Mr. Cook

  • Anonymous

MagicMonkeyBoy, 14 Mar 2020It's a shame. I might not like apple products. But they nee... morePeople are dying. They have no need for posh apple stores.

  • FapPhone

MagicMonkeyBoy, 14 Mar 2020It's a shame. I might not like apple products. But they nee... moreApple still sells more handsets than every other OEM except Samsung. It may be behind the game in several aspects and lacking what other OEMs have done. But it will still sell no matter what. Virus also affects other OEMs and not just Apple. Samsung will also be affected as shipping slows down.

It's a shame. I might not like apple products. But they need to be around and make a pretty okay rival and alternative to Android. It is a shame that they have to close there stores outside of China.

I do like somethings on apple. Not everything. But there are some good alternatives. And something different to Android for those that like a change.

However. Personally. It is clear that Android are a way ahead. But I wouldn't want Apple to be too badly affected. I hope they catch upto Android. And make a formidable rival. They don't deserve to have there store closed for 2 weeks globally. That is big.

I appreciate apple. Although I am a die hard Android Gamer... Not that GSMArenas audience probably doesn't know that already.

  • Anonymous

Brave move tbh, they will lose millions in sales. I respect that

  • Anonymous

Well China is still the most affected place and the situation is far from being controlled, so reopening that early is inappropriate. While closing other stores is still correct as the situation worldwide is really also getting worse.