Apple’s iPad has long dominated the tablet scene, but it seems that recently over in China, there has been a surge in demand for them. This is according to a report from DigiTimes who claims that there is an increase in demand for tablets over in the region due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As you might have heard, the outbreak of the virus has resulted in many factories and businesses to shut down temporarily while the government attempts to contain it. However, since businesses cannot be expected to shut down entirely, many have resorted to remote working scenarios, where employees are expected to work from home remotely.
As a result, there is an increase in demand for portable devices like tablets like the iPad, where it makes it an ideal device for both workers and students to continue being productive even while at home. DigiTimes has also reported that as a result of the surge in demand, many online retailers have since sold out of the tablets, and those that do have remaining stock have hiked their prices to capitalize on the shortage.
It was previously reported that companies like Apple could potentially benefit from the coronavirus, where some have predicted that there might be an increase in App Store spending as more people are forced to stay home and need to find alternate means of entertainment.