May18, This week Apple plans to reopen more than 25 of its branded stores in the United States. The company said on Sunday, that they will gradually continue to reopen their stores worldwide. Last week, Apple reopened a few US stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska. And this week targets to reopen in Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Colorado, with some California and Washington locations offering curbside service.
Apple stores closed all its stores worldwide due to the wild spread of coronavirus globally. And in China, the company has closed more than 50 stores in January and got it to reopen them in mid of March. As per 9to5Mac reports, 80 percent of Apple’s 510 stores worldwide remain closed, but the company plans to reopen 25 more stores in the US, 12 in Canada, and 10 in Italy over the next week.
In the company’s website a note stating “Our commitment is to reopen our stores when we are confident the environment is safe. We look at every available piece of data — including local cases, near and long‑term trends, and guidance from national and local health officials. These are not decisions we rush into — and a store opening in no way means that we won’t take the preventative step of closing it again should local conditions warrant,” by Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail, was glimpsed. Additionally mentioned, the stores will impose social-distancing rules, limit occupancy and some will offer only curbside or storefront service.