What you need to know
- Apple is temporarily closing its retail stores in Washington D.C.
- The company has barricaded its Carnegie Library flagship store.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is temporarily closing its retail stores in the Washington D.C. metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. The report says that the stores will not reopen until at least January 21, the day after the inauguration. Apple is not the only company to close its stores in order to ensure employee and customer safety.
The company has also gone further with its flagship store at Carnegie Library, barricading the location with metal fencing and plywood.
The rest of the stores in the D.C. metro area are either already closed or will close after Saturday.
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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.
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