Apple Stores that were closed due to the pandemic are slowly reopening. All 270 Apple retail stores in the United States which were closed since March 2020 have reopened now.
Some stores reopened and closed multiple times last year due to COVID-19 uncertainties. This is the first time in nearly a year that all of Apple Stores across the United States are open in some capacity. Apple Stores in Texas, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio reopened at last. Some Apple Stores are offering in-store shopping appointments, while others are limited to Express pickup of online orders and Genius support, as noted by 9to5Mac.
Apple says it’s following all the health and safety guidelines to operate its stores. There’s reduced occupancy compared to the pre-pandemic retail store experience as well as a mask requirement. It’s also possible that some stores could temporarily close in the future depending on the local health situation.
Apple has a total of 270 stores in the States and over 500 retail stores across 25 countries. Many Apple Stores outside the States remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.