Apple is making another alteration to the way it normally handles business, all in an effort to help mitigate the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a report from MacRumors, Apple has decided to postpone online training seminars for authorized technicians until further notice. The report is based on information gathered from an unnamed source familiar with the matter. However, there is no additional information to go along with the initial report. The postponement is basically indefinite for the time being. There’s no telling when Apple will give the all-clear to return to normal in this regard.
So, let’s recap up to this point.
The biggest change happened earlier today when Apple announced that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was ditching the familiar routine, instead opting for a completely online-only experience. The company is also donating $1 million to San Jose, California, in an effort to offset revenue loss from local organizations.
Before that, Apple suspended all Today at Apple sessions in the United States (after canceling them in Seattle and in the San Francisco Bay Area). Meanwhile, in Italy, Apple has closed all of its retail stores altogether. If you want to stay up-to-date on the global coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the disease it causes, the Apple News app now has a dedicated special coverage section to track what’s happening.
There have been a variety of updates regarding the coronavirus over the last several weeks. With WWDC online-only now, the question now is whether or not Apple is going to start closing retail stores in the United States.