Apple Decides Not to Bring Back In-Person ‘Today at Apple’ Classes on August 30

Just yesterday, Apple told its retail staff in the United States and Europe that it would start bringing back some in-person Today at Apple classes starting on August 30, but now Apple has reversed course. In-person Today at Apple sessions will no longer be resuming at this time, with Apple putting in-person classes off because […]

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Apple Planning to Bring Back Some In-Person ‘Today at Apple’ Classes Starting on August 30

Fall 2021 Apple Event Rumors: iPhones in September, MacBook Pros in Late October, and More Thursday August 12, 2021 1:04 pm PDT by Sami Fathi This year, Apple has already released several new products, including new iPads, the 24-inch iMac, the new Apple TV, and of course, AirTags. Looking ahead to the next few weeks, […]

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Many U.S. Apple Retail Stores Again Require Customers to Wear Masks

Customers who visit U.S. Apple Stores will once again be required to wear masks at most retail locations, reports Bloomberg. Apple dropped its mask requirement for vaccinated customers and employees back in June, but earlier this month, Apple began requiring employees in select regions to wear masks and encouraged other employees to do so. Now […]

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Aqara HomeKit Accessories Now Available From Online Apple Store in Europe

Aqara HomeKit accessories are now available from the Apple Store Online in a range of European countries, the company has today announced. Aqara products will be available from the Apple Store Online in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. To date, Aqara products have only been stocked in Apple Stores in Mainland China, Hong […]

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Apple Requiring Retail Employees in Some Regions to Wear Masks, Other Employees Encouraged to Do So

Amid spiking cases in the ongoing health crisis, Apple has started urging its employees to wear masks in retail store locations once again, and is mandating it in some areas, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple stopped requiring fully vaccinated customers and employees to wear masks at Apple Store locations in June, but with the […]

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MagSafe Battery Pack Now Available for In-Store Pickup in UK, EU, Australia, Japan, and China

The newly-launched MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is now available for in-store pickup at Apple Stores in a range of countries and regions outside the United States. Spot checks show that customers in the UK, EU, Australia, Japan, and China can now […]

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Some Apple Stores Decorated in Flag Colors to Celebrate New International Apple Watch Bands

Apple Launches $99 MagSafe Battery Pack Apple today introduced a new MagSafe Battery Pack to its website, which is designed to work with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The MagSafe Battery Pack attaches magnetically to the back of one of the iPhone 12 models, with the […]

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Apple Developing Hybrid ‘Retail Flex’ Work From Home Program for Apple Store Employees

Apple is developing a hybrid work model for its retail employees that would sometimes allow them to work from home, reports Bloomberg. It may sound unusual for a retail employee to work from home, but in this case, it means that workers would be able to take on at-home support shifts in addition to their […]

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Apple Launches Limited In-Person Apple Camp Sessions for Kids

Apple today began accepting registrations for Apple Camp, a summer program for children that’s held in Apple retail locations. Apple is hosting limited sessions in Apple Stores this year, a departure from last year when Apple Camp transitioned to an in-home experience. Apple Camp is open to children aged 8 to 12, but sessions are […]

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Apple Stores to Drop Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Customers This Week

Apple will no longer require vaccinated customers to wear masks inside their retail stores in the U.S, a major shift in policy compared to last month, according to Bloomberg. The new change, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, will no longer require customers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks inside […]

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Apple to ‘Add More Stores’ Around the World, Says SVP of Retail

Apple is planning to expand its global retail presence by opening more physical stores (via Bloomberg). Despite inner cities struggling with an accelerating shift to online sales, Apple is planning to open more retail stores. The company currently operates 511 Apple stores globally, of which over 100 are in Europe. Apple’s senior vice president of […]

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New Apple Via del Corso Retail Store in Rome, Italy Opens May 27

Apple has previewed Apple Via del Corso, its newest retail location in a vibrant center of Rome, Italy. Apple says the store preserves the grand Palazzo Marignoli, paying homage to Rome’s rich history of art and culture, and making it one of the company’s most significant restoration projects. Sitting next to the Piazza San Silvestro […]

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Apple Stores Will Continue to Require Masks for Now

Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear their masks outdoors or in most indoor settings, paving the way for many companies to relax their mask rules. Following the recommendation change, several stores announced that they would no longer require vaccinated […]

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Work Continues on Apple’s Second Berlin Store in Eastern Part of German Capital

While the German cities of Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, and Frankfurt have more than one Apple Store, the capital Berlin has only one – Apple Kurfürstendamm, which opened in 2013. That looks set to change soon, however. Render of 43-45 Rosenthaler Straße by project developer Values Real Estate Speculation that Apple could settle in the eastern […]

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Almost 100 Apple Stores Closed Again, Including All Stores in California

Apple this weekend shut down all of its stores in California, including those in the San Francisco Bay Area, after beginning to shutter stores in Los Angeles on Friday. All retail locations in California have a notice letting customers know that the stores are temporarily closed, though some are allowing for order pickups and genius […]

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Apple Closing Los Angeles Stores as Virus Cases Rise in Southern California

Apple is temporarily closing its retail locations in the Los Angeles area due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California, reports Bloomberg. This is the first time in several months that stores in Los Angeles have been closed. Apple has several major retail locations in the area, including stores at The Grove […]

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iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

As England’s second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some […]

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Apple Preparing to Open Second Retail Store in South Korea

Apple Black Friday 2020: Our Top Picks Black Friday shopping has officially kicked off across the United States, and we’ve been collecting the best deals for Apple’s iPads, Macs, AirPods, the HomePod, Apple Watch, and more in separate articles. In order to further streamline your Black Friday shopping this year, we’ve put together this quick […]

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