What you need to know
- Apple is planning on reopening some U.S. stores that were previously closed.
- Access to the stores will be limited to those who make an appointment.
- The move comes close to when the company is expected to unveil a number of new products.
Apple is planning to take another whack at opening its retail stores in the United States.
Reported by Bloomberg, the company is planning to reopen a handful of Apple Stores across the country that had been previously closed due to COVID-19. According to the sources, the stores will begin reopening by the end of August and only accept customers who have made an appointment.
According to the report, retail employees have begun to be notified if they will be returning to their stores. Many employees have been working from home and helping customers on the phone or through digital avenues while their stores have been closed. Apple informed employees that it will still be monitoring local conditions and require masks and temperature checks for all employees and customers.
The move comes as Apple gets closer to its expected announcement of a new lineup of iPhones, a new iPad, and a new Apple Watch in the fall.
A spokesperson for Apple declined to comment on the report.
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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