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China demand for e-learning bites into Apple’s iPad supply

Surge runs against production shortages caused by coronavirus response

TAIPEI/HONG KONG -- Stocks of Apple's iPad are running low in China as families snap up the tablets to help with e-learning at home in response to coronavirus-related school closures.

The extra demand has come as suppliers across the country are struggling to meet production demands amid labour shortages that are also related to the virus.

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