The closures haven't just meant lost sales opportunities for Apple.
Apple's retail stores were first to reopen in China, on March 13th, and while the COVID-19 pandemic was happening, CEO Tim Cook was vocal in his support towards China's efforts to contain the virus, as well as towards many groups around the globe directly fighting against its spread.
-The company will open some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska, the report said.
Apple stores are beginning to reopen, but they will have new precautions that will limit how many people can be in a store.
Apple will start reopening some of its U.S. USA Where Apple is reopening.
At locations set to open soon, Apple plans to implement a number of measures to maintain a certain threshold of safety in the face of the coronavirus.
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The Genius Bar is also available on the hub, as is a 'Today at Apple at Home' section, letting users view pre-recorded learning videos remotely from home.
Will any Apple stores open up after that?
While this reopening is, for the time being, only limited to a few stores, we imagine that Apple executives will be watching closely for a sign that it can be done safely before expanding to all USA stores. It touts Apple's new no-contact delivery service, financing options, order tracking, and more, with links to shop all Apple's product categories, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
Customers and employees will be required to undergo temperature checks and wear masks before entering the stores, and Apple will provide a mask if customers do not have their own.
"Our new social distance protocol allows for a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there may be a delay for walk-in customers", an Apple spokesperson added. Apple stores tend to draw crowds, and serve as destinations in many shopping malls.
The company is recommending that customers buy online for contactless delivery or in-store pickup when possible.