Today at Apple sessions have grown in popularity over the years, but if you’re looking to join one in the very near future, you’ll be out of luck due to precautionary measures related to the global coronavirus pandemic.
In an effort to help mitigate the coronavirus outbreak throughout the United States and Canada, Apple has suspended all of its Today at Apple sessions at its retail stores throughout the regions. The decision is a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. All of the Today at Apple sessions have been canceled until further notice.
The Today at Apple sessions have garnered plenty of attention over the years, especially because they are so hands-on with a variety of different Apple-branded products. Sessions included coding, photography, art, design, and much more. They’re typically available on a regular basis at Apple Stores across the globe. However, Apple’s precautions with the spread of the coronavirus have seen the company scaling them back in several regions.
This is just one more change Apple has made recently. The company recently instructed its retail employees not to proactively suggest Apple Watch or AirPods try-ons for customers. And in the Seattle, Washington and San Francisco Bay Area in California, Apple already canceled Today at Apple sessions until further notice. Meanwhile, internationally, Apple has closed all of its retail stores in Italy.
All of this is especially bad timing considering Apple’s efforts to celebrate International Women’s Day throughout the month of March. The “She Creates” program was meant to promote the power of women, whether it is through their creative efforts in the arts, or leading companies, or developing apps, plus so much more than that.
This feels like just the beginning for the company. The company hasn’t announced any store closures in the United States just yet, but it feels like it’s a possibility for the near future.