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.
Updating firmware versions on AirPods models is pretty straightforward, insofar that it's basically out of the user's hands. Apple issues updates and the headphones will update on their own in due time. However, for folks who might want to --or need to-- get their wireless headphones updated, a manual option is available.
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.”
As Apple continues to keep an eye on the evolving situation that is the coronavirus pandemic, things keep changing. And while the company has already reinstated the mask mandate for its stores that remain open, Apple has also decided to take more drastic action at other locations. Including shutting doors again.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues. Which means that there are still some changes that companies and people will need to work with. For example, following a surge in new exposures and cases, Apple has decided to close some of its physical retail stores in the United States and Canada.