In a shift towards normalcy, some Apple stores in the U.S. will come back on stream next week after an almost two-month hiatus triggered by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Apple stores will resume operations in four states, according to CNBC: Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska. These US branches will recently re-open retail locations in other countries: Germany, Australia and China. There is no schedule for Apple stores to reopen in the UK.
How many stores are reopening in the U.S. The exact number is unclear, but initially it won̵
A new reality for Apple Store buyers
When we said ‘a shift to Normality ‘goes hand in hand with change. Apple Stores will introduce new rules for social distance, e.g. B. Simultaneously limiting the number of visitors in the store and recommending that customers use the pickup options in the store.
Apple stores in the US, as we’ve seen in other countries, require temperature testing for employees and customers on the way there, and employees have to wear facewear, according to the CNBC. There is no telling whether “facewear” means a face mask or Apple-designed face shields that went to medical workers (or both).
The Apple Store will initially focus on product repair. In addition to repairing devices that were broken during the pandemic, Apple likely has a backlog of recently repaired iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks waiting to return to the people in the Genius Bar. After all, many people couldn’t pick up their devices in person before shutting down in March.