The firm, which had already opened majority of its U.S. locations, is temporarily closing some stores. Stores in Florida, North and South Carolina, and Arizona are impacted by the decision.
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Apple has told iPhone thieves to return devices to the Apple stores they were taken from. The message appears on stolen devices. Apple also disabled the phones and is tracking them.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Apple has resumed operations at 100 retail stores worldwide. To ensure safety, the company has installed temperature checks at all locations.
Starting next week, stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska will be reopened. Only a handful of customers will be allowed inside stores at once, and there will also be temperature checks.
Apple, which closed all 458 stores outside mainland China, is restarting operations at its sole South Korean location. The retail stores in the U.S. are expected to be operational in early May.
The Cupertino firm is asking retail workers to temporarily become work-from-home AppleCare employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has closed all 458 non-China stores.
Apple is said to be planning to reopen its physical retail stores outside of China in the first half of April "on a staggered basis". Team members may also continue to work remotely through April 5.
Apple has announced several more measures that will help to stem the transmission of Covid-19 in countries outside of Greater China. Employees will also be allowed to work from home.
Apple has provided an update to its previous revenue guidance. It factors in COVID-19 and the slowed rate at which factories are coming back online. It said its China retail stores were opening too.
In addition to many of its product announcements today, Apple has announced some updates for its retail stores. It'll be launching a new Apple Watch Studio program and trade-in options for iPhones.
Apple has announced a new Activity Challenge which will take place later this month. It is being used to promote Heart Month which brings attention to heart health and the importance of exercise.
Sales of Apple's new iPad mini tablet, along with the new fourth generation iPad, started at Apple retail stores but so far the lines are not as long as those for iPhone devices.
A new rumor claims that Apple has made a number of layoffs of recent employee hires at its Apple store locations, and that hours for some other employees have also been cut back.
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