Apple today announced that they will be reopening its first Apple Store in South Korea, which is located in Seoul’s Gangnam district.
According to the store’s page, the Apple Store will be opening at 12:00 PM (local time) on Saturday April 18, 2020.
In a statement Apple told to Bloomberg News, “A focus for the store will be service and support at the Genius Bar,” Apple said in a statement Thursday. “For customers who want to make a purchase, we have several options including ordering online for delivery or pick up in store. South Korea has shown great progress during the spread of COVID-19,” prompting the company to reopen its Seoul store on April 18. The location will operate on an adjusted schedule to begin with “to ensure customers and employees continue to stay healthy.”
Apple Stores around the world except for retail stores in China have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”We will reopen our stores on a staggered basis. At this time, we anticipate some stores may be able to open in the first half of April depending on the conditions in their community,” she told employees.
Apple in March sent a memo to employees, Apple’s retail chief Deirdre O’Brien says “We will reopen our stores on a staggered basis. At this time, we anticipate some stores may be able to open in the first half of April depending on the conditions in their community,” O’Brien says.
Apple is planning to reopen its stores in the United States starting in early May. These stores will reopen in a staggered basis based on local conditions and guidelines by local governments.