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Apple Warns Stores About a Shortage of Replacement iPhones

  • Company re-opens nearly all of its retail locations in China
  • Coronavirus begins to strain Apple’s global supply chain
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Apple Inc. warned retail employees about shortages of replacement iPhones, another sign the coronavirus outbreak is straining the company’s supply chain.

The company recently told technical support staff at stores that replacement iPhones for heavily damaged devices will be in short supply for as long as two to four weeks, according to Apple Store employees.