Apple will reopen some stores in the United States next week, with temperature checks and a limited number of customers in the location at one time, the company confirmed to CNBC.
The vast majority of Apple’s stores outside of China have been closed since March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In recent weeks, a few locations have reopened in countries such as South Korea, Australia and Germany.
Apple’s stores are a key demand driver for the company’s products. Reopening them is a sign that operations for the company are slowly getting back to normal during what Apple CEO Tim Cook called the “most challenging global environment” the company has ever experienced.
The U.S. is the richest country in the world. Why can’t we get our act together around COVID-19? If it sounds like we’re oversimplifying, today on #MakeMeSmart daily, we’ll look to Germany and how it’s kept factories open while avoiding severe outbreaks: https://t.co/mFWXvMUSh2 pic.twitter.com/y47pw26pQM
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"Eight" to No. 1: @_IUofficial's new single "Eight" featuring Suga of @BTS_twt has shot straight to No. 1 on U.S. @iTunes main Top Songs chart. This is IU's first time topping the chart while Suga has topped the chart vis BTS and his solo collabs.
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