What you need to know
- Apple Highcross in Leicester will reopen tomorrow.
- The rest of the UK Apple Stores have already reopened.
- The store had been closed due to local COVID-19 infections.
Apple Highcross will reopen tomorrow, making the date the first time all UK Apple Stores have been open since they were closed thanks to COVID-19 in March.
The reason behind Apple Highcross being closed is simple – it's located in Leicester, a city that has been ravaged by COVID-19 infections of late. It was placed into a local lockdown situation on June 29 and as MacRumors points out, it accounted for 10% of all COVID-19 infections in the UK at the time.
Thankfully, the situation in Leicester has improved considerably, leading to an easing of the local lockdown with Apple allowed to reopen alongside other stores in the area.
Anyone waiting for the store to open doesn't have much longer to hang fire – it'll swing its big glass doors open again at 10:00 tomorrow morning.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.