Apple announces it will reopen 100 stores in the United States this week

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What you need to know

  • Apple has announced that it plans to reopen 100 stores in the U.S. this week.
  • Most stores will be open for pickup only.
  • Others will reopen for walk-in customers with safety precautions in place.

Reported by Appleinsider, Apple has announced that it plans to reopen around one hundred of its retail stores in the United States by the end of this week.

The company notes that the majority of the stores that are reopening will only offer either curbside or storefront service. For these locations customers will be able to place an order online for store pickup, something that has not been available since Apple closed its retail stores in the country. Customers will now also be able to make appointments with the Genius Bar, most likely in order to drop off or pick up devices that need to be repaired.

Other stores will be open to walk-in customers, but Apple plans to have a number of safety procedures in place to protect both customers and its employees. Precautions such as temperature checks, mask requirements, social distancing measures, and limited numbers of customers in the store at one time can be expected.

You can read Apple's full statement about its store reopenings below:

"This week we'll return to serving customers in many US locations. For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments. Others will be open for walk-in customers and we encourage everyone to check their local store webpage for more information about hours at their preferred location. Customers can also visit for support by phone or chat.We are committed to reopening our stores in a very thoughtful manner with the health and safety of our customers and teams as our top priority, and we look forward to seeing our customers again soon."

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.