Apple retail

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Apple has more than 500 retail locations all around the world. In its stores, Apple sells standard Apple products along with a wide range of accessories, both first and third-party.

Apple hosts "Today" sessions at its stores to teach customers how to better use their Apple products, and the company also offers in-store repairs and support at the "Genius Grove."

The Apple retail tag covers everything from new retail developments to unique products that Apple offers.

Apple retail Articles

Apple Plans to Start Reopening Retail Stores in First Half of April

Tuesday March 24, 2020 12:14 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today informed employees that it plans to reopen its Apple retail stores starting in the first half of April, according to Bloomberg. Retail stores will not all reopen at once and will likely remain closed longer in areas with more widespread outbreaks. We will reopen our stores on a staggered basis. At this time, we anticipate some stores may be able to open in the first half of April...

People Who Left Devices at Apple Stores for Repair Can't Get Them Until Stores Reopen

Friday March 20, 2020 5:42 pm PDT by Juli Clover
All of Apple's retail locations outside of Greater China are closed right now, and customers who left their devices for repair are unable to pick them up until the stores reopen, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. Apple closed all of its stores on Saturday, March 14, but stayed open for a few extra days to allow customers to pick up devices ordered for in-store pickup or...

Apple Says Retail Stores Now Closed 'Until Further Notice'

Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:46 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple retail stores will be closed until further notice, according to a new banner posted on Apple's website (via 9to5Mac). Apple on Friday shut down all of its retail stores outside of greater China for a two week period in an effort to cut down on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States and other countries. Following the store closures, Apple published a FAQ on its...

Apple Stores in San Francisco Bay Area to Remain Closed for At Least Three Weeks Under New Shelter-in-Place Mandate

Monday March 16, 2020 2:02 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Six San Francisco Bay Area counties this afternoon issued a shelter-in-place mandate that affects close to seven million people along with businesses in the area, including Apple Stores, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. In the counties of San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa, along with the city of Berkeley, residents must stay inside and venture out...

Apple to Close All Retail Stores Outside of China Until March 27th

Friday March 13, 2020 11:47 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today announced that it is closing all of its retail locations outside of Greater China until March 27 due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus, which means Apple Stores worldwide will be shuttered for the next two weeks. In a letter letting customers know about the store closures, Tim Cook says that China has taught us that the most effective way to minimize the risk of the...

Apple Closes All Retail Stores in Spain Due to Coronavirus

Friday March 13, 2020 7:23 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has closed all 11 of its retail stores located in Spain as the coronavirus continues to spread in the country. Spain earlier today declared a state of emergency. In a message posted on all of its store websites in Spain, Apple says that health precautions have forced the closure of its retail locations, with no word on when the stores will reopen.Due to current health precautions, this ...

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

Friday March 13, 2020 1:33 pm PDT by Juli Clover
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. 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 ...

Apple Store Employee on Leave in Santa Monica Contracts COVID-19

Friday March 13, 2020 12:34 pm PDT by Juli Clover
An Apple Store employee from the Third St. Promenade store located in Santa Monica, California tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, reports TechCrunch. The employee had been on leave to care for a relative since March 2, 10 days before being diagnosed. Apple says that it consulted health experts and did an overnight deep cleaning of the Third St. store, which is still open."Apple's first...

Apple Limits AirPods and Apple Watch Try-Ons in Retail Stores to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:09 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple is scaling back Apple Watch and AirPods try-on options at some of its retail stores as part of an effort to cut down on the spread of coronavirus, reports Business Insider. Customers can still ask to try on ‌Apple Watch‌ and ‌AirPods‌ models, but employees have been told not to offer try-ons proactively or to encourage them. Limited try-ons are part of Apple's broader efforts to fight...

Apple Closes All Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:15 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple is closing all of its retail stores in Italy as the coronavirus outbreak in the country continues to spread, with the stores set to be shuttered as of March 12. Apple's website for Italian stores says that due to precautionary health measures currently in force, retail locations will remain closed until a later date. Italian customers are instructed to get online support for their...

Apple Giving Retail Workers Experiencing Coronavirus Symptoms Unlimited Sick Leave

Monday March 9, 2020 4:29 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Along with allowing corporate employees to work from home for the next week, Apple has also told its hourly and retail employees that it is providing unlimited sick leave to those experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Apple's hourly employees, which includes retail staff, are not required to submit a doctor's note if time off is required, according to details obtained by 9to5Mac. Apple's new...

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

Monday March 9, 2020 11:56 am PDT by Juli Clover
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. 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...

Apple's Victoria Square Store in Belfast Reportedly Undergoes Deep Clean Amid COVID-19 Contamination Fears [Update: Fake]

Thursday March 5, 2020 12:36 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple's Victoria Square retail store in Belfast, Northern Ireland reportedly closed its doors early on Wednesday to undergo a deep clean, following suspicions of a coronavirus contamination in the local area. Video shared on Facebook appeared to capture a clean-up operation taking place at the store. In the clip, two people wearing breathable isolation suits can be seen wiping the Sequoia...

Apple Retail Stores Warned About Replacement iPhone Shortages Due to Coronavirus

Wednesday March 4, 2020 12:40 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple recently warned technical support staff at its retail stores that replacement iPhones are in short supply, reports Bloomberg. Replacement iPhones for heavily damaged devices are expected to face supply constraints for two to four weeks. Apple Store employees have been informed that they can mail replacement iPhones to customers and provide loaner devices to ease wait times. Apple...

Apple Temporarily Closes Some Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:58 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple will temporarily close one of its retail stores in Italy as the government grapples with the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has experienced the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe so far. Image via SetteBIT Apple Oriocenter in the province of Bergamo will be closed on March 7 and 8, according to Apple's regional website, on orders from the Italian government. The...

Apple Adds Colorful Tech 21 Cases, Golf Sensor and Sonos Port to Online Store

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:46 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple today updated the accessory section of its online store to add a new golf sensor, Sonos Port, and series of colorful new cases designed by Tech21. The Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, priced at $180, offer a shot detection algorithm that increases accuracy. The system features 14 ultralight sensors that attach to golf clubs and grips, with the sensors connecting to the iPhone to analyze...

Apple Retail Stores Celebrating Upcoming International Women's Day With Today at Apple Sessions

Monday February 24, 2020 11:58 am PST by Juli Clover
In celebration of International Women's Day, set to take place on March 8, Apple is hosting a series of "She Creates" workshops that will be held at Apple retail stores from March 1 to March 31. According to Apple, there will be hands-on sessions that "explore new perspectives" using iPad, iPhone, and Mac, along with opportunities to share ideas with others and learn from inspiring female...

Construction of Bangkok's Second Apple Retail Store Nears Completion

Monday February 24, 2020 2:57 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Photos shared on Twitter show the final stages of construction work on what will become Apple's second retail store in Bangkok, Thailand. The location is in front of the Central World mall. The area, which now features a white stone courtyard, was closed to the public long before Bangkok's first Apple store, Apple Iconsiam, officially opened in November 2018. Over the past year, a...

10 More Apple Stores Reopen Across China, Other Stores Outside of Beijing Remain Closed

Wednesday February 19, 2020 3:00 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple has updated its website to indicate that it will reopen 10 more stores across China, following closures due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan. The stores, listed below, will reopen on February 19 for limited business hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further notice, as noted by iMore. Chengdu Apple Chengdu Vientiane City Apple...

Apple Could Owe Millions for Off-the-Clock Employee Bag Searches in California

Thursday February 13, 2020 2:27 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple broke California law when it failed to pay employees for time spent waiting for mandatory bag searches at the end of their shifts, the California Supreme Court ruled today. [PDF] The unanimous court decision, shared today by Bloomberg Law and The Los Angeles Times, dates back to a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in 2013. Employees at the time alleged that Apple subjected...