Apple's plan to return to the office has been delayed indefinitely

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What you need to know

  • Apple is delaying its return to office plan indefinitely.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed an announcement this evening.
  • The company is giving corporate employees $1000 for home office equipment.

Apple is once delaying its plan to bring corporate employees back into the office. This time, the company has no idea when it can do so.

NBC News' Zoe Schiffer says that, in an internal email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company is delaying its plan to bring employees back into the office. While Apple had before shot for a return date in February of next year, Cook says that the return date is now "yet to be determined."

He also announced that all corporate employees would be receiving $1000 to spend on home office equipment.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that, in the memo, Cook says that corporate employees will get at least a four-week notice when the company does aim to bring employees back again.

Apple has delayed its return to office plan multiple times but has always set a new goal date. This is the first time it has delayed its return without setting a return date in quite a while.

The company has also temporarily closed three retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and reinstated its mask mandate in the United States.

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.