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Apple reopens all 270 US retail stores

According to 9to5Mac, every Apple Store location in the US has reopened.

The tech giant also confirmed that all 270 US Apple Store locations are now open in some capacity for either in-store shopping or online order pickup.

Outside of the US, just over a dozen Apple Stores remain closed in France and Brazil.

Apple Stores in Mexico were set to reopen on Tuesday, the report said on Monday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced nearly a year ago that the company would close all of its retail locations outside of mainland China until the end of the month.

Cook said at all of the offices, “we are moving to flexible work arrangements worldwide outside of Greater China”.

On March 17, the company said it would keep all retail stores outside China closed indefinitely as the pandemic surged.

Outside of the US, just over a dozen Apple Stores remain closed in France and Brazil.

Apple Stores in Mexico were set to reopen on Tuesday, the report said on Monday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced nearly a year ago that the company would close all of its retail locations outside of mainland China until the end of the month.

On March 17, the company said it would keep all retail stores outside China closed indefinitely as the pandemic surged.

Apple temporarily shut down all retail stores in the UK in January as Covid-19 pandemic peaked in the country.

San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) After almost a year, Apple has reopened all of its 270 retail stores in the US. It was on March 13, 2020 when Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of Greater China.

Apple has reopened all 270 of its U.S. stores for the first time since all retail locations were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the country in March of 2020, CNBC reported on Monday (March 1). The last location to reopen was in Texas.

However, not all Apple stores in the country are fully reopened for shoppers to walk in and look around. Some locations are open by appointment only, and others could have limited service. Apple said customers should check its website for complete information about each location, per the article.

Apple announced on March 13 that it was temporarily shutting down its physical stores outside of China as COVID-19 started to spread around the globe. By July 2020, most of Apple’s physical stores were closed and its employees were working remotely. The company has since reopened and reclosed stores in the U.S. and abroad according to changing pandemic conditions.

Apple was spurred by the pandemic to try out new approaches to retail services, including appointment-only and express pickup. The reopened stores have reduced occupancy and mandatory mask requirements for both workers and customers. Apple has also implemented other health and safety guidelines, per CNBC. The company also said it sent coronavirus test kits to workers’ homes.

Target announced last month that it was expanding its partnership with Apple to include an upgraded and expanded in-store footprint. The new in-store concepts will be launched at 17 locations in 10 states.

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