Responding to Coronavirus, Apple Closes All Apple Stores Outside China


    Willy English writes: Apple will be temporarily closing its stores outside Greater China until March 27 but its online stores will still be open. In a tweet, CEO Tim Cook said that “we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19….” He added that the iPhone-maker will also be committing $15 million to help with the recovery. [Apple is also matching employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts locally, nationally and internationally.] All of Apple’s stores in China were set to open after the outbreak forced a prolonged closure of its retail locations. The U.S. technology giant has 42 stores in China and while all have opened their doors, some are operating on limited hours. [CNBC noted that they opened “with limited operating hours.”] Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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