The corporate stated Friday that it’ll reopen some stores subsequent week throughout 4 states — Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska. Apple (AAPL)
didn’t reveal what number of shops will reopen, however it has a complete of six shops throughout the 4 states. The primary retailer to reopen can be in Boise, Idaho, on Monday.
“We have missed our prospects and look ahead to providing our assist,” an organization spokesperson stated in a press release offered to CNN Enterprise. The information was first reported by CNBC
Apple will primarily concentrate on its Genius Bar, which gives in-person service and tech assist, as extra folks use its merchandise to remain linked whereas working from residence, the spokesperson added.
The shops will impose further security measures resembling requiring temperature checks and facial coverings for employees and prospects, with Apple offering face masks to prospects who do not have already got them. Apple may also implement social distancing protocols, permitting solely a restricted variety of walk-in prospects at a time.
“We suggest, the place doable, prospects purchase on-line for contactless supply or in-store decide up,” the spokesperson stated.
Apple closed all its stores
exterior China in early March, whereas reopening its shops within the Asian nation that had been closed in February
because of the preliminary outbreak in Wuhan. The corporate has since reopened one retailer in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, in addition to all shops in Australia and Austria. All Apple shops in Germany may also reopen on Monday.
The corporate has 510 shops worldwide, 271 of that are within the US.