Back in the last week, Apple announced that it’s closing down Apple Stores outside of China in direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak that is now affecting the world. At first, the stores were supposed to remain closed until March 27, but the company has now changed the announcement on its website saying that they will stay closed “until further notice”.
“Our Retail stores are closed until forther notice. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. For purchases with fast and free delivery, shop here on apple.com or the Apple Store app. For service and support, go to support.apple.com or call 800-275-2273. We look forward to seeing you soon.”
Despite the new update, the FAQ page still points March 27 as Apple Stores reopening date. Perhaps, Apple is now opting for an indefinite schedule to not surprise with further expansion of this period in the future. In the same way, it might not necessarily mean an expansion of the lockdown. The company along with other giants in the segment is closing stores across several countries to counter coronavirus spreading.
Companies in the tech segment are now opting for sending employees to work from home. Despite the lack of physical Apple Stores, the company’s online store is still working and accepting orders. So if you are in the market for an Apple device, you can still get one online.