Apple Is Reopening Its Stores in Australia and Austria

Apple Is Reopening Its Stores in Australia
Apple Is Reopening Its Stores in Australia. PHOTO/Getty Images

Apple reopens stores in both Australia and Austria and many more this month.

At least in some cases, I think it’s good news that Apple Inc., a multinational US technology company is starting to see its stores reopening in Australia and Austria.

As a result of the epidemic in March, Apple shut down all shops outside mainland China and recently began reopening them for customers.

Stores in China and South Korea have already reopened as those countries continue to decline in the rate of new COVID-19 cases.

In the coming weeks, retail outlets will now be opening in Australia and a store in Austria.

In addition, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook told Bloomberg that the company will open in the U.S. in the first half of May. Apple is hoping to open some of its stores. Which stores may be included the company did not say.

Bloomberg said Apple’s retail leader Deirdre O’Brien said the company “is constantly reviewing this health condition in every location and will be opening many more stores in May.”

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Aside from being able to re-browse iMacs, Apple Watches and iPhone cases, one thing that many consumers have to consider is that many of them have abandoned iPhones or Macs for Apple Genius bar repairs.

With the shops closed, they wait for their devices to be restored until the doors reopen.

Apple’s approach will be a model for many retailers.

That model also includes considering the direction of public health authorities to consider easing restrictions on retail locations and implementing smart guidelines to protect employees and customers.

Those guidelines have many of the same activities that we have become accustomed to over the past two months.

According to 9to5Mac, its stores include controlling the number of customers, managing threshold health screenings and providing hand sanitizer.

In addition, the company will tell customers to hold their feet six feet apart from each other to adhere to social distance guidelines.

A memo obtained by the site said Apple was taking its cues from public health officials and had no intention of speeding up the process.

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We monitor the local conditions of each Apple facility daily and make reopening decisions based on thorough, thoughtful reviews and the latest guidance from local governments and public health professionals.

This is a reasonable approach to a more complex decision-making process.

This is one of the reasons any business wants to reopen its doors, and it is important to note how much better Apple can make its stores while keeping everyone safe.

After all, that’s what’s important.

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