VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):苹果公司因疫情下调收入预期
日期:2020-02-19 13:48

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Apple Lowers Sales Goals Because of Coronavirus Outbreak
Computer maker Apple is warning investors that it will not meet its three-month financial goal because of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
The company said Monday that all of its iPhone factories are outside Hubei province, where the outbreak began. It also said that all of the factories have reopened, but production is moving slowly.
"The health...of every person who helps make these products possible is our...priority," Apple said in a statement.
The number of people who died from the virus reached at least 1,770 by Monday. The new coronavirus causes a disease called COVID-19.
Apple says demand for iPhones has fallen in China because many of Apple's 42 stores there have been closed or have reduced hours. China is Apple's third largest market for iPhones, after the United States and Europe.
One person told the Reuters News Agency that Apple's supply chain was affected by the outbreak. Apple's suppliers and other smart phone makers are expected to face financial difficulties in the future.
"If one...factory stays closed and they're the only supplier, then everyone has to stop and wait. And if there are two suppliers and one is shut down, then we need the other to do more," said the person who did not have permission to speak about the company and did not want to be identified.
Stacy Rasgon is a financial expert with Bernstein, a business advising company. He said Apple's problems also mean fewer chips will be sold for cell phones because most chips are made in China.
The research company Canalys estimates that Apple and competitor Huawei receive 99 percent of their production from China.
"Every electronic supply chain runs through China in a big way," Rasgon said.
Outside of China, Apple said iPhone demand has been strong. The company expects to meet its sales goals for the rest of the world, but it is unclear if difficulties with supplies will affect sales in the future.
Late last month, Apple said it expected revenue between $63 and $67 billion for the three-month period ending on March 30.
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重点解析

1.shut down 关闭

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Smaller contractors had been forced to shut down.
规模较小的承包商已被迫歇业97JkGF@9TFbLgvFL^yJ2

2.cell phones 手机

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Cell phones have changed our behavior and how we communicate.
手机已经改变了我们的行为和交际方式kg3a6B(5m!ct

3.advising company 咨询公司

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She was the sole scientist of any stature advising the company.
她是给这公司当顾问的唯一有影响的科学家x[&f.GUa8]FND

4.at least 至少

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He's been away for at least a week.
他走了总有一个星期吧34slnIoyO~mS4

5.But it is unclear if difficulties with supplies will affect sales in the future.

in the future 未来

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We expect better of you in the future.
我们希望将来你有更大的成就^xvioiynY0
In the future the machines will need spare parts and maintenance.
这些机器将来会需要备件和维修保养&1_zDjBGLX%a3j

6.But it is unclear if difficulties with supplies will affect sales in the future.

it is unclear 尚不清楚

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It is unclear how much popular support they have among the island's population.
目前还不清楚他们在岛上的民众中间有多高的支持率#Fx&Kjk=BIe[^_.iZ.
Weather can be a factor, but it is unclear if it was a factor in this event.
天气会有影响,但在这次事件中还不清楚这是否是其中一个因素eDvQ1;u^8w5

参考译文

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苹果公司因新冠病毒下调销售目标
计算机制造商苹果公司警告投资者,由于中国冠状病毒疫情的爆发,该公司将无法实现其第一季度的财务目标fKj3aCm7-^k%Qd#)_#2
周一,苹果公司称,其所有iPhone工厂均不位于疫情中心的湖北省mwYnt99BEcn。该公司还表示啊,苹果公司的工厂均已复工,不过生产进度缓慢WGW*,.++%eXAsHqkq
苹果公司在一份声明中表示:“尽量保证生产一线员工的健康是我司的首要任务sNY7[8e.JSb&t。”
截至周一,新冠病毒已经造成至少1770人死亡s6Wr5Qk(%,pcGPx&|ZA。这种新型冠状病毒被称为COVID-19&r@1qrTCe3rG84(cT
苹果公司表示,中国市场对iPhone手机的需求有所下降,因为其42家中国门店大部分已经停业或缩短营业时间1D9pQO=5B_#。中国是苹果公司第三大iPhone市场,仅次于美国和欧洲NPjwQKXp3_styAxnM7w

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一位人士对路透社表示,苹果公司的供应链受到疫情爆发的影响KE_g0(kK~5CtUVZq。预计苹果公司的供应商和其它智能手机制造商未来将面临财务困难DQov,S%y681c
这位未被授权谈到该公司并且不愿意具名的人士表示:“如果一家工厂关闭,而它们又是唯一的供应商,那么每个人都得停下来等待NW.G_9udSaibE_*。如果有两家供应商,其中一家关闭,那么我们需要另一家加班加点地赶工j0W)y9(7_mc.。”
斯塔西·拉斯冈是博恩斯坦商业咨询公司的财务专家oD]2Cy-L#8j-p。他说,苹果公司的问题也意味着上市销售的手机芯片量会减少,因为大部分芯片都在中国制造yiiRBrurZCf&vC
据科纳仕市场研究公司估计,苹果公司及其竞争对手华为公司99%的产品都在中国生产u~n(Ror6i_(qc@QHh(Z)
拉斯冈表示:“每一条电子供应链都要经由中国8jS&W*S8qRC7=。”
苹果公司表示,iPhone在中国之外的需求一直都很强劲XkT#CLS#YBzmS。该公司预计在全球其它地区能够实现其销售目标,但目前尚不清楚供应困难是否会影响未来的销售3HP0!n=EbOMBl
上个月末,苹果公司称,在截至3月30日的三个月里,预计收入在630-670亿美元之间HgwkA65+RW
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