What you need to know
- Apple has reopened 32 of its stores in China.
- Only 10 stores in the country remain closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Four stores in the country will return to normal working hours next week.
Apple has reopened 32 of its stores in China following a period of extended closures in the country due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Yesterday, it was reported by Bloomberg that 29 stores in the country had reopened since Apple's decision to close its entire China operation out of an abundance of caution.
Following this report, iMore can confirm that a further three stores in the country are due to open tomorrow, February 26. They are:
All three of these stores will operate special, reduced business hours. Each store will only be open for six hours tomorrow, February 26, before operating increased (but still reduced) hours into next week.
iMore can also confirm that four locations in Beijing and Shanghai will return to their usual business hours on either Saturday February 29 or Sunday March 1. Those stores are:
The following 10 stores in the country remain closed indefinitely:
- Apple Jiefangbei
- Apple Chongqing Vientiane City
- Apple Chongqing Beichengtianjie
- Apple West Lake
- Apple Hangzhou Vientiane City
- Apple Tianjin Joy City
- Apple Tianjin Hang Lung Plaza
- Apple Tianjin Vientiane City
- Apple Shanghai International Trade iapm
- Apple Suzhou
With the majority of stores now open, and several locations returning to usual business hours, there are clear signs that the disruption to Apple's retail sector in the country may be coming to an end. The full extent of the impact on its supply chains and manufacturing base in the country is still to be realized, and Apple has already warned investors that it will not meet its Q2 earnings guidance because of the coronavirus outbreak.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Apple picks up an Engineering Emmy Award for its Apple ProRes video codec
Apple has picked up an Emmy Award, but it's nothing to do with Apple TV+.
Apple One is now available – here's how to get it
Apple One is finally here and now is your chance to save some money on all the individual Apple subscriptions you're already paying for.
iPhone 12 Pro review: Flat-out incredible
The iPhone 12 Pro may not stand head and shoulders above the iPhone 12 like the 11 Pro did over the 11, but this is still Apple's most well-rounded phone. Even though it's flat.
Show off your sophisticated side with these leather Apple Watch bands
You can get a stylish leather band for your Apple Watch no matter your price point. Here are some options.