Apple Announces Plans to Reopen Retail Stores

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After closing most of its stores earlier this year in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, Apple has announced how it plans to reopen them.

And it looks like some Apple Stores are closing again.

I refer to my Apple Store Index theory of how safe a given area is:


Josh, this is an excellent, and as usual, a well written analysis.

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An interesting twist…Microsoft just announced it is permanently closing all its retail stores:

Over the last number of years, every time I went to an Apple Store in a mall it was stuffed to the gills with people, usually with people waiting outside to get in. There was usually a Microsoft Store nearby, with maybe 6-8 kids playing video games in it. I’m surprised the MS Stores lasted this long.

Josh mentioned that in Slack this morning, and my reaction was “Microsoft still has stores?” :slight_smile:

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