The iPhone 13 lineup is about to launch to the public, which means that retail store employees at Apple's physical shops are going to be very busy (which is not necessarily a new occurrence by any means). But, in addition to that, the holiday shopping season is also right around the corner. As a result, Apple's decided to shell out some more money.
Inventories of Apple's $329 budget iPad are now dwindling ahead of its “California Streaming” event taking place next Tuesday, with a ninth-generation model already lurking.
While Apple is more than willing to enact mask mandates for its physical retail stores, both for employees and customers, it's not quite ready to make the same effort with vaccinations against COVID-19. However, the company continues to urge employees to get vaccinated. And apparently the company is launching its biggest campaign to push that message.
While Apple has set its sights high when it comes to returning to a sense of normalcy in some areas, it may be grasping at straws for its physical retail spaces. At least in some markets. As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, there is still a risk of spread and infection. Just as some staff at one Apple Store discovered.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is forcing a lot of changes, especially as the Delta variant spreads. While there was a point where it seemed like things might be going back to "normal," that's not so much the case anymore. It was just yesterday that Apple planned to welcome back in-person "Today at Apple" sessions at its physical retail stores in the United States and Europe, but it turns out that won't be happening after all.
Apple has had to make a lot of changes for its physical storefronts all across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. That included axing in-person "Today at Apple" sessions. And while that left the company to launch online options, obviously going back to "normal" would be ideal. The company does love the in-person vibe after all.
The first Apple store was scheduled to open in Mumbai later this year, but has now been officially delayed because of the current Covid-19 pandemic and public health situation.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, Apple (and other companies) has had to shift tactics in an effort to keep shoppers and employees alike safe. To that end, the company has made a decision that will go into effect this week, and, as it stands, does not have an end date.
Apple considers in-person work part of the experience. Part of the company culture at a very basic level. But working from home has become the go-to option for many companies and people, a forced result of the global pandemic. So plans had to change, and they keep changing.
Today at Apple, the in-store sessions that have become so popular for the company over the years, is expanding. In an effort to give more opportunities to individuals who participate, the company is tapping local artists and community partners to offer up their time and knowledge. The result is something called Today at Apple Creative Studios.
Even though the pandemic saw many retailers downsizing their operations, Apple definitely isn't one of them, according to a new report from Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe.
Ahead of the grand opening tomorrow, Friday 27, at 10am local time, Apple has invited selected Italian journalists for a preview of its brand-new retail store located on Rome's Via del Corso.