Apple will start to open its retail stores gradually in the first half of April 2020, reports have said. Recall that the company recently shut down every retail store outside of China for an unspecified period of time as part of an effort to safeguard its workers and customers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Right now, reports have said Apple is set to re-open its almost 500 stores around the world next month on a staggered basis. The report added that it would extend flexible work arrangements for retail employees who do not have to be on-site through at least April 5.
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Store shutdowns and shift to remote work plans are just some of the ways in which the coronavirus outbreak has affected Apple’s dealings in the wide world of technology. The company has since maintained that it does not expect to meet its revenue target for the March quarter, which it initially pegged at between $63 and $67 billion.