Apple to resume its retail stores in the first half of April

apple might comeback with its stores

Apple was looking forward to open its stores outside greater China, but due to the coronavirus outbreak it had to close all its 458 stores. The tech-giant now tells it will take a slow move hereafter, Senior Vice President of People and Retail Deirdre O’Brien in a memo to Apple staff said: "We will provide updates for each store as soon as specific dates are established."

Apple’s overall offices across the world were shut down this month. Deirdre O’Brien adds, "In all our offices outside of Greater China, we are extending flexible work arrangements for all team members -- outside of those whose work requires them to be onsite -- through at least April 5, which will then be re-evaluated weekly depending on your location."

Tim Cook had said that his employees should work remotely in case of uncertain situations. Apple had earlier decided to shut down its stores till March 27, but now indefinitely.

On March 24, Foxconn and Wistron suspended all activities in India to comply with the national lockdown. It intends to resume India production based on further government announcements.