What you need to know
- Apple has reopened its stores in the state of Michigan.
- The stores were temporarily closed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
All of the Apple Stores in Michigan in the United States are open once again.
Spotted by 9to5Mac's Michael Steeber yesterday, Apple had updated its store pages to inform customers that the stores would be reopening today. As pointed out by Steeber, it appears that all of them are currently operating as Express Storefronts, meaning that customers can make a quick purchase or pickup at the front of the store but will not be able to enter.
All Michigan Apple Stores open… Tomorrow morning! That was sudden. It looks like they'll be Express storefronts again for now. pic.twitter.com/9Xn0qtT7PsAll Michigan Apple Stores open… Tomorrow morning! That was sudden. It looks like they'll be Express storefronts again for now. pic.twitter.com/9Xn0qtT7Ps— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) May 13, 2021May 13, 2021
Apple had announced the temporary closure of all of its Apple Stores in Michigan back in April. The closures were due to a spike in COVID-19 cases that were sweeping the state at the time. The company did say at the time that it planned to reopen the stores "as soon as possible."
Thankfully, those closures seem to have only lasted a month and customers will be able to visit the following stores again in some capacity:
- 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
If you live in Michigan, your favorite Apple Store probably just reopened! But of course, please check your store's page for more information so you can visit safely. You can do so on Apple's website or the Apple Store app.
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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.