Apple.com says all stores worldwide are closed “until further notice“. However, for many this may signal the beginning of the end. Apple, unlike many other retail stores in malls, are well positioned to move to an online only company. For years now there stores have really been like a show room, and with malls closing across America, even before corona virus, this may be a stimulus to make that move.
Of course it’s also possible this will transform their stores or transition to a new experience. I’d invite your comments below.
This is the full announcement at the top of apple.com:
“Our retail stores are closed until further notice.
We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. For purchases with fast and free delivery, shop here on apple.com or the Apple Store app. For service and support, go to support.apple.com or call 800-275-2273.We look forward to seeing you soon.”