Apple just closed all 53 stores in California and over a dozen in London

By | December 19, 2020
Apple just closed all 53 stores in California and over a dozen in London

Apple simply closed all 53 shops in California and over a dozen in London

9to5Mac’s Michael Steeber noticed a interesting coincidence today: the corporate has closed each single retail retailer in California, many extra throughout the US, each shops in Mexico, each shops in Brazil, and is about to shut 16 further shops throughout the UK. As Steeber factors out, that’s almost 100 shops if we embody ones it closed in Germany and the Netherlands final week, leaving almost a fifth of the corporate’s places now closed worldwide.

I checked Apple’s full checklist of shops to substantiate, and certain sufficient: each California retailer, all 4 in Tennessee, all three in Utah, all 4 in Minnesota, two in Oklahoma, and the shops in Portland, Oregon; Anchorage, Alaska; Omaha, Nebraska; and Albuquerque, New Mexico are all closed this upcoming week — in addition to the 16 further shops within the UK, Mexico and Brazil beginning tomorrow, December twentieth.

It’s not laborious to guess why the shops are reclosing, notably in California the place COVID-19 noticed its 4 deadliest days but in a row final week as a part of an ongoing surge, and in London the place Prime Minister Boris Johnson has simply put the town in emergency lockdown beginning midnight. Apple confirmed the gist of it in a press release: “On account of present Covid-19 situations in a number of the communities we serve, we’re quickly closing shops in these areas,” the corporate instructed Bloomberg.

Yesterday, California activated its emergency alert system within the SF Bay Space for the primary time for the reason that pandemic started, sending a message immediately to each cellphone to assist folks perceive {that a} stay-at-home order is now in impact.

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