Apple Cancels Today at Apple Sessions Until at Least April 5, Boosts Mac Stock in Stores

Apple yesterday canceled Today at Apple sessions across all of its retail locations in the United States and Canada, after canceling sessions earlier in the week in areas highly impacted by the coronavirus like the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle.

applestorepaloalto
Today at Apple sessions will be canceled until at least April 5 at this point in time, according to a retail employee with knowledge of Apple's plans, though that could change based on how the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread. High-profile events that would potentially draw a lot of people have been canceled until April 12.

Apple has implemented strict cleaning measures in its retail stores, and has cut down on the number of seats at the Genius Bar and the number of seating cubes in the forum areas, plus stores are limiting the number of people that can be inside at one time.

As Apple takes these measures, the company is also stocking up on Macs and Mac accessories in some of its retail stores, with an employee stating that there's been a "sharp increase" in Mac supply.

Across the country, schools and office buildings have shut down, leaving people to do their jobs and schoolwork from home. With an increase in Mac stock at some retail locations, Apple may be hoping people come into its stores to buy the tools they need to work remotely.

Related Roundup: Apple Stores

Top Rated Comments

hvfsl Avatar
18 months ago

or maybe there's increased stock in stores cuz nobody is going in them to buy stuff
I work in IT in the UK and are seeing a lot companies buying laptops so people can work from home. There are a lot of places running out of stock, which then pushes up the prices for the places that still have stock. So I would be surprised if other countries aren't seeing this too.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cuencap Avatar
18 months ago
If people who typically work in an office space don’t screw up their work from hope experience, I see companies adopting more liberal work from home policies once the coronavirus clears up. Could change the status quo of reporting to an office in the future.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
18 months ago

What’s with the increased supply of Macs?
I know someone at a large university (she deals with getting faculty the networking resources they need), who is in the midst of their response to COVID, and they're scrambling to come up with enough laptops for all the people now being told to work from home - many of whom use desktop machines in the office. They'd love to buy a bunch more laptops from Apple.

In other news, Apple's $9 "2-hour courier delivery" is still up and running - I needed an adapter to use a monitor with my work laptop from home, and got it delivered in about 90 minutes this morning.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Septembersrain Avatar
18 months ago
What’s with the increased supply of Macs?
Work from home I'm guessing. Many companies might require Apple products due to security or compatibility. Just my assumption.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
18 months ago
or maybe there's increased stock in stores cuz nobody is going in them to buy stuff
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
widestload Avatar
18 months ago
“High-profile events that would potentially draw a lot of people have been canceled until April 12.” I wonder if that would include new product launches for which people would pre order stock to stores?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Pro Display XDR Yella

Apple Working on External Display With Built-In A13 Chip

Friday July 23, 2021 9:37 am PDT by
Apple is developing an external display that includes an A13 chip with Neural Engine, according to a new rumor from 9to5Mac. The A13 chip with Neural Engine would presumably serve as an eGPU, though details are light at this time. Having a CPU/GPU built into the external display could help Macs deliver high-resolution graphics without using all the resources of the computer's internal chip....
iOS 14 on iPhone feature emergency

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 With Fix for Touch ID Apple Watch Bug

Monday July 26, 2021 9:48 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1, minor bug fix updates that come just a week after the release of iOS 14.7, software that introduced new Apple Card features and support for the MagSafe Battery Pack. The iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to...
discount m1 macbook yellow

Deals: Shop Record Low Prices Across Apple's Full MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Lineup (Up to $499 Off)

Friday July 23, 2021 8:23 am PDT by
Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup is seeing all-time low discounts across the board today, including the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2020 13-inch MacBook Air, and 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. 13-Inch M1...
iphone 12 pro gold

Report: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Tough Titanium Alloy Chassis

Monday July 26, 2021 1:12 am PDT by
Next year's "iPhone 14" series is expected to feature high-end models with a new titanium alloy chassis design, claims a new investors report by JP Morgan Chase. According to the report, the use of titanium alloy will be one of the biggest changes to the case design in the 2022 iPhone series, and Foxconn will be the exclusive manufacturer of the titanium frames for the high-end models....
FaceID iMac REREREREMIX

Gurman: Face ID on the Mac Coming Within a 'Couple of Years'

Sunday July 25, 2021 7:09 am PDT by
Apple plans to bring Face ID to the Mac within the next "couple of years," respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter. In the newsletter, Gurman says that he believes Apple's ultimate goal is to shift all of its products to Face ID, including the lower-end iPhones such as the iPhone SE and the iPad Air, which feature Touch ID....
airpods 3 gizmochina Feature

AirPods 3 Rumored to Launch Alongside iPhone 13 at Expected September Event

Friday July 23, 2021 12:54 am PDT by
The third-generation AirPods will likely launch at the same event revealing Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, according to a report from DigiTimes, which makes the claim citing sources familiar with the matter. The report as a whole echoes previous reporting that production of the third-generation AirPods will kickstart in August, meaning a launch shortly after can be easily expected. DigiTi...
imac with accessories

Larger Redesigned High-End iMac Rumored to Launch Next Year

Monday July 26, 2021 3:45 am PDT by
Apple's larger redesigned iMac will arrive sometime in 2022 rather than later this year, according to the leaker known as "Dylandkt." On Twitter, Dylandkt claimed that Apple's "high end iMac" is not expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2021 alongside Apple's "M1X Macs" – a reference to Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro models – because "Apple simply does not want their devices to...
apple bitcoin hack

Is Apple Really Buying Bitcoin?

Monday July 26, 2021 3:07 am PDT by
A large number of websites and posts on social media are stoking rumors that Apple has purchased $2.5 billion worth of bitcoin in the company's first move into cryptocurrency, but is there any validity to the claims? Many people are citing the fact that Apple was looking for a Business Development Manager with experience in alternative payments, including cryptocurrency, earlier this year as ...
apple mac business page

Apple Shares 11 Reasons Why Business Users Should Choose Macs

Monday July 26, 2021 11:35 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple at Work website with a new section dedicated to the Mac, which offers up 11 reasons why "Mac means business." On the webpage, Apple highlights the M1 chip as the number one reason why business users should choose a Mac, offering up an M1 overview [PDF] that explains the benefits of the M1 chip. The information isn't new, but it does provide a look at all of...
magsafe battery pack iphone 12 mini

Top Stories: Hands-On With MagSafe Battery Pack, iPhone 13 Always-On Display?

Saturday July 24, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack is now available, and we went hands-on this week for some early impressions of the new accessory to get more battery life out of Apple's iPhone 12 lineup. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. This week also saw a number of rumors about the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro models, the iPhone 13 lineup, the next-generation iPad mini, a new...