All Apple Stores in Michigan have closed due to surge of COVID-19 cases

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What you need to know

  • Apple has announced that all of its retail stores in Michigan are closing.
  • Customers with online orders or a repair can still pick things up through the weekend.

After a brief stint of all Apple Stores being open again in the United States, Apple is reclosing all of its retail locations in the state of Michigan.

As reported by Michigan Live, the company has closed all six of its Apple Stores indefinitely as of Friday, April 16th in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. Apple released a statement saying that it was taking the measure "with an abundance of caution."

"Due to current COVID-19 conditions, we are temporarily closing our stores in Michigan," the California-based tech giant said. "We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible."

The following stores are impacted by the closures:

  • Apple Briarwood in Ann Arbor
  • Apple Partridge Creek in Clinton Township
  • Apple Woodland in Grand Rapids
  • Apple Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing
  • Apple Twelve Oaks in Novi
  • Apple Somerset in Troy

The company has said that customers with online pickup orders or those picking up a repaired device can still do so through the weekend.

Customers with existing orders or items to pick up can still visit the stores throughout the weekend, a company spokesperson said. They would not confirm how long the closures will last, just saying they hope to reopen "as soon as possible."No other Apple stores are closed in any other states, the spokesperson said. Apple did close stores last March and at other points throughout the pandemic due to local COVID-19 conditions, the spokesperson said.

Apple's moves here echo a ton of other instances where it had temporarily shut down retail locations due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Reopening the stores will most likely occur once the current situation in Michigan sees improvement.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.