Apple shut down Apple Stores in March due to COVID19, and only until recently has begun to reopen its stores around the world. Alongside taking strict measures to limit the spread of the virus such as mask requirement and social distancing, Apple has also shortened working hours for some stores.
Ahead of its Sept. 15th keynote where it’s expected to release a new Apple Watch and iPad, Apple has extended, or in other words, has returned its Apple Stores in France to pre-COVD19 timings. As MacGenerations reports, beginning on September 21st stores in France will operate from 10 AM to 8 PM vs. some stores limited hours of 11 AM to 6 PM.
From September 21, stores will return to working hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., instead of closing at 7 p.m. This corresponds to the period when one should, probably, find on the shelves the materials unveiled the previous week .
After the spring closings, the Apple Stores had started to reopen with schedules ranging from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., then in early July they had stalled on the current 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The new timings will be in place starting September 21st, the Monday following Apple’s keynote. Apple will announce a new Apple Watch and iPad according to Bloomberg, those new products could go on sale as soon as that Monday. The return to normal timings would mean more time for eager customers to get their hands on the new products.