While Apple Stores themselves in the US aren’t reopening with no timeframe insight, customers are left with delivery options for repairs, until now.
Simply Mac is the largest Apple Preierm Partner in the US, and it has announced that it reopened 4 of its stores in Johnson City, TN, Lubbock, TX, Missoula, MT, and Springfield, MO on May 4th, with two others stores in Bozeman, MT and Ft. Wayne, IN set to open on May 18th. Previously, the company reduced hours at all of its stores and is set to open a total of 28.
In a statement according to PR Newswire, the President an CEO Of Cool Handling, the parent company of Simply Mac said:
“We are pleased that restrictive conditions in many of the localities where our Simply Mac stores operate are being eased and allowing us to reopen many of our stores and expand our hours of operation. After these stores are reopened, we will have 38 stores in operation with 6 stores still remaining closed for various reasons. We are grateful to all our employees who worked diligently through these difficult times to serve the needs of customers at our stores that remained open. After Apple announced on March 13, 2020 that it would be closing all its domestic retail stores, our Simply Mac stores have been filling an important need to support adults working remotely and students studying at home with Apple laptops, tablets, certified repair services and technical support.”
Apple shutdown all of its retail stores in March due to COVID19, they’ve remained closed until most recently. The first store outside of mainland China to open was the Apple Store in South Korea. On May 5th the first store in Europe placed in Austria will open and with 21/22 of the stores in Australia reopening on Thursday.