Last month, Apple’s retail chief Deirdre O’Brien noted in a memo to staff that “many more” of its retail stores are expected to open next month, after closing them all temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, except for those in China. Today, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will reopen about 100 more retail stores in the U.S. this week.
“This week we’ll return to serving customers in many U.S. locations,” Apple said Tuesday in a statement. “For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments.”
With nearly 270 retail locations in the U.S., today’s move adds to about 30 U.S. store reopenings from earlier this month. Stores that let customers inside require temperature checks, social distancing, and masks, according to Apple.
Apple said the new openings will happen across Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Missouri, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Utah.
Apple has already reopened locations across Australia, Canada, Austria, Germany, South Korea, Italy, and Switzerland.