It has definitely been a bit of a rollercoaster for Apple Store employees as far as the mask mandates are concerned. The employees have to keep at the ready, it seems, to keep adjusting to whether or not the mask mandate is in place or not. And for employees at roughly 100 stores in the United States, the masks are coming back up.
While it's not guaranteed, it's usually a safe bet that, at some point after a new product's launch, Apple will start offering refurbished models to help would-be customers save some money. It's usually several months later, like it is now for the Apple Watch Series 7. But the wait is over for folks who've been waiting for this particular smartwatch to land in Apple's online store dedicated to refurbished products.
Apple's retail workers are starting to unionize, with the company's Atlanta store the first to file for a union election and at least five additional stores to follow suit.
Geniuses, the fine folks at Apple retail stores that are supposed to know all the ins and outs of the company's latest devices in an effort to help with any troubleshooting needs a customer might have, are a staple. They've been around for so long, it's just an expectation to get help from a Genius when you set up an appointment to get a device fixed or otherwise checked out. But it sounds like Apple is slowing down on hiring this particular member of the staff.
It hasn't been all that long since Apple launched the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, either one equipped in the brand new, redesigned 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro models. But if you've been waiting for the company to welcome the laptops to its refurbished online store, then good news. Your wait is over.
The global landscape continues to evolve as individuals, groups, and entire corporations continue to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Apple is certainly no different. And today, there are some big changes for not only its retail sites, but also corporate employees.
Apple is resuming Today at Apple sessions at its brick-and-mortar stores across the United States beginning March 7, just in time for Women’s History Month.
In light of actions taken against Ukraine by Russia, many companies and agencies all across the globe are reacting. That includes now a direct response by Apple, who has decided to stop sales in the country from its online storefront.
The majority of news circulating regarding Apple Stores these days revolves around the customer experience. And masks. Whether that means having to wear them or not. But today's news is about the employees staffing the physical retail spots.
Apple has been forced to make several different changes to its in-store operations with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It's gone as far as closing many retail stores across the globe at one time or another. But, most recently, it's had a stronger focus on mask mandates while visiting its retail locations.
Apple is building a new retail store in the United Arab Emirates, launching soon in Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Island and marking the company's fourth retail location in the region.
Apple has reopened its greatly revamped retail store in Abu Dhabi in a prime corner location of the Yas Mall, doubling its size for “an expanded customer experience.”