What you need to know
- Apple has once again delayed plans to bring staff back to its corporate offices.
- Staff were supposed to return in September on a hybrid scheme, a move that was pushed back to October.
- Now, Apple is reportedly telling staff they won't be back until at least January.
A new report says Apple has told corporate staff they won't be coming back to the office until at least January 2022.
According to Bloomberg:
As Gurman notes, a planned September return had already been delayed until October:
The company's plans to bring staff back to places like Apple Park on a hybrid model, where they work from home two days a week, has proven controversial with some staff. Apple employees have written two letters to Tim Cook asking for more flexibility with its plans, and some staff have reportedly quit the company because of the move. There has also been some internal controversy about employee proposals of pay cuts for staff who remain fully remote, and the company has reportedly been struggling to keep a handle on internal Slack channels advocating remote work, one of which reportedly has 6,000 members.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
What is controversial about returning to the office?
Most of the other companies that Apple gets looped in with - Google and Facebook for example - are offering full remote options to its employees. Apple currently isn't, so it's getting flak for that. CONTROVERSIAL!
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