Today at Apple Sessions in Seattle and San Francisco Bay Areas Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Apple has canceled all of its Today at Apple sessions in Apple retail locations in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, two of the places in the United States that are seeing some of the worst coronavirus outbreaks.

todayatapplesfcanceled
Searching for Today at Apple sessions in the SF Bay Area or around Seattle provides results that say there are currently no classes available. Apple has also canceled all Field Trip programs, which allowed teachers to take students to Apple Stores.

Apple sent out notices to stores in these areas asking them to cancel all sessions from March 8 to March 29, according to an ‌Apple retail‌ source that spoke with MacRumors. Apple has also canceled Today at Apple sessions in Italy.

In addition to canceling Today at Apple sessions, Apple has ordered extra cleanings of display products throughout the day, and the number of chairs at the Genius Bar and cubes in the Forum area have been reduced to add additional space between customers.

In areas with severe coronavirus outbreaks in Italy, South Korea, and China, Apple has closed stores entirely, which is still an option if the outbreak in the United States grows worse. Right now, it appears that Today at Apple sessions have only been canceled in Washington and the SF Bay Area, but these shutdowns could also spread to other stores if additional areas see significant coronavirus infections.

Related Roundup: Apple Stores

Top Rated Comments

Westside guy Avatar
15 months ago
I'm worried that Apple, having little cash on hand and operating on razor-thin margins, may not be able to survive this virus. Hold strong, Mr. Cook!

(Okay, where's the "sarcasm" button? I just know someone's gonna think I'm serious...)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
magicschoolbus Avatar
15 months ago
I might get struck by lightning so I have decided to live in a cave.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BGPL Avatar
15 months ago
This is like canceling an event for flu season. I'm about ready to ask my doctor to inject corona directly into my bloodstream so I can show everyone it's all hype. If you are 80+ years old or have a serious heart condition, stage 4 cancer, or other condition in which your life hangs in the balance - be fearful. Everyone else, relax. When was the last time you got the flu and said "welp, this could be it, I had a decent run. Honey, give the kids my love".

The media hype on this has not only caused panic, but has costed the economy trillions. The sooner we all get this and recover, the sooner we can get back to normal. Hopefully we can learn from this one and not let it happen again. I wish someone would put the media in check, but they've grown too powerful.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joniz Avatar
15 months ago

This is like canceling an event for flu season. I'm about ready to ask my doctor to inject corona directly into my bloodstream so I can show everyone it's all hype. If you are 80+ years old or have a serious heart condition, stage 4 cancer, or other condition in which your life hangs in the balance - be fearful. Everyone else, relax. When was the last time you got the flu and said "welp, this could be it, I had a decent run. Honey, give the kids my love".

The media hype on this has not only caused panic, but has costed the economy trillions. The sooner we all get this and recover, the sooner we can get back to normal. Hopefully we can learn from this one and not let it happen again. I wish someone would put the media in check, but they've grown too powerful.
So you’re saying that if you have the flu, you’d just go on with your normal day-to-day and let others get sick.

But then again, this is not the flu, it’s a new virus, which may be more contagious (certainly looks that way), for which there’s no vaccine, but, luckily, you believe it’s a virus incapable of mutating in any way, so it’s only the old & sick who will die and who really cares about them anyway.

You’re quite the human being.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will Tisdale ? Avatar
15 months ago

Oh sure, most of us are not at risk of dying. I suppose you need the capacity to care about other people to to understand why people are concerned about this virus. If you don't understand, you likely will never understand.

The idea that "media hype" is the cause of the economic disruptions is laughable from any perspective. Factories and events are being affected because of expert recommendations and best practices. The people who make these decisions don't spend their days obsessing over cable news commentary, like some Reality TV President of the USA.
Well said. The industry that I work in is making some serious plans to try and continue to work, assuming we get a certain percentage of cases, and prevent spread within the workplace. It’s no joke. And it’s no hoax.
To put it bluntly, it’s a cold you may die from. It’s not as simplistic as the flu. People get vaccinated for flu. They can’t with this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mlrproducts Avatar
15 months ago

This is like canceling an event for flu season. I'm about ready to ask my doctor to inject corona directly into my bloodstream so I can show everyone it's all hype. If you are 80+ years old or have a serious heart condition, stage 4 cancer, or other condition in which your life hangs in the balance - be fearful. Everyone else, relax. When was the last time you got the flu and said "welp, this could be it, I had a decent run. Honey, give the kids my love".

The media hype on this has not only caused panic, but has costed the economy trillions. The sooner we all get this and recover, the sooner we can get back to normal. Hopefully we can learn from this one and not let it happen again. I wish someone would put the media in check, but they've grown too powerful.
Totally the same as influenza. I mean, Italy quarantines 1/4 of their population every year, about the same time that South Korea sends the military to sanitize their streets.

Americans are so egotistical - "it's a hoax" "its not big deal" - but not smart enough to look at South Korea and Italy and realize it's about to happen in the USA! At least SK has more hospital beds per capita than the US.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

apple watch ecg

Apple Watch Likely to Gain Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, and Blood Alcohol Monitoring

Monday May 3, 2021 4:03 am PDT by
The Apple Watch may gain the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, according to newly-revealed information about one of Apple's chosen business partners. Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics, The Telegraph reports. Rockley Photonics has developed non-invasive optical sensors for...
tile sticker e1570533758981

Tile CEO: 'We Welcome Competition From Apple, But We Think It Needs to Be Fair'

Tuesday May 4, 2021 9:51 am PDT by
Just after Apple announced its AirTags, Tile CEO CJ Prober relayed his concerns about competing with Apple in the tracking space, and said that Tile would ask Congress to investigate Apple's business practices specific to Find My and item trackers. Prober this week did an interview with Bloomberg, where he further expanded on Tile's complaints about Apple and why he feels that Tile is...
facebook instargram updated att prompt 1

Facebook and Instagram Ask Users to Enable App Tracking in Order to Keep Services 'Free of Charge'

Sunday May 2, 2021 1:22 pm PDT by
As a way to convince users to enable tracking across other apps and websites, Facebook is deploying the tactic of telling users that they must enable tracking as part of the App Tracking Transparency framework in iOS 14.5 if they want to help keep Facebook and Instagram "free of charge." App Tracking Transparency or ATT is the newest privacy feature to come to iPhone and iPad devices as part ...
fortnite apple logo 2

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Admits App Store's 30% Cut Is Similar to Consoles, Would Have Accepted Special Deal With Apple

Tuesday May 4, 2021 1:54 pm PDT by
Apple's legal battle with Epic Games is continuing on, and during the second day of the trial, Epic Games' CEO Tim Sweeney continued his testimony against Apple. Sweeney was grilled by Apple's lawyers, and made several points seemingly favorable to Apple. In addition to mentioning how he prefers Apple's iPhone and values Apple's privacy policies that he's aiming to dismantle, Sweeney...
Flat 2021 MacBook Pro Mockup Feature 1

Mini-LED Display Production Improving for Redesigned MacBook Pro Models Later This Year

Monday May 3, 2021 8:33 am PDT by
Apple supplier TSMT, a key vendor involved in the production of mini-LED displays in the newly announced 12.9-inch iPad Pro, has been able to address technical challenges for the production of mini-LED displays to be used in the upcoming 14 and 16-inch redesigned MacBook Pro models. As reported by DigiTimes, TSMT had initially been facing production constraints with the circuit board and...
signal instagram ads3

Signal Shares the Instagram Ads Facebook Doesn't Want You to See

Wednesday May 5, 2021 1:29 am PDT by
Encrypted messaging app Signal has had a series of Instagram ads blocked from the social media platform, after it attempted to show users how much data the Facebook-owned company collects about them and how it's used to push targeted ads. In a blog post, Signal described how it generated the ads to show users why they were seeing them, simply by declaring upfront the information that the...
Foldable iPhone 2023 Feature Yellow

Kuo: Apple to Launch 8-Inch Foldable iPhone in 2023

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:43 pm PDT by
Apple is working to launch a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors. Based on our latest industry survey, we forecast that Apple will likely launch a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023, with SDC as the exclusive display supplier and Samsung Foundry...
iOS 14 on iPhone feature emergency

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.5.1 With Fixes for App Tracking Transparency Bug, WebKit Security Issues

Monday May 3, 2021 10:04 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.5.1, minor security updates that come just a week after the release of the iOS 14.5 update. There is also a companion watchOS 7.4.1 update for Apple Watch and an iOS 12.5.3 update for older iPhone and iPad devices that don't support Apple's latest operating system versions. According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes a bug with App Tracking...
airtags teardown tile mat galaxy smarttag

iFixit Shares AirTag Teardown Revealing 'Impressively Compact' Design Compared to Tile Mate and Galaxy SmartTag

Sunday May 2, 2021 4:54 am PDT by
iFixit has shared the first of its two-part series in tearing down Apple's AirTag item tracker, revealing that Apple had to make impressive design decisions to achieve its small design, including rethinking the speaker layout. For comparison, iFixit compared Apple's AirTag to the Tile Mate and the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag. Compared to the competition, AirTag is the smallest in size, with the...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With Brydge's 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Keyboard With Trackpad

Tuesday May 4, 2021 11:48 am PDT by
Brydge has been making keyboards for Apple's iPads for years now, and the newest model, the Brydge 12.9 MAX+, is compatible with the third, fourth, and fifth-generation iPad Pro models, so it works even with the new mini-LED iPad Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest YouTube video, we checked out the new Brydge 12.9 MAX+ to see if it's a viable...