In the morning of March 20th, Beijing time, according to foreign media reports, due to a corona virus outbreak, the supply chain was restricted, and Apple restricted the wholesale of iPhones and other products in the United States.
Buy iPhones in online stores in the US. Starting this week, each customer can only buy up to 2 iPhones per model. Customers can buy more than two iPhones in the same order, but choose different models. For example, you can buy two iPhone 11s and two iPhone 11 Pro.
Restricted models include iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Max. There are other products that are also restricted, such as the iPad Pro, which launched on Wednesday.
In February, Apple warned investors that global iPhone supply would be limited in the short term. A warning on February 17 stated: "Partners have iPhone manufacturing bases outside Hubei Province. Although all facilities have been reopened, recovery is slower than expected."
Some software developers need to do development, and some purchases come from large families. It is reasonable for them to buy more than two iPhones. However, from the perspective of Apple, in order to make money, dealers from the "gray market" will purchase in large quantities and then sell To places that are out of stock or out of stock.
Although Apple's online stores are still open, physical stores outside China have been closed indefinitely.