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Apr 12, 2001

Apple will begin reopening its retail stores in the United States next week, reports CNBC, starting with locations in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, and Alaska.


Apple plans to limit the number of customers in the store at a time, and temperature checks will be performed at the door. Apple also has a number of other measures in place to keep customers and employees safe, as we outlined this morning.
"We're excited to begin reopening stores in the US next week, starting with some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska. Our team is constantly monitoring local heath data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will."

"Our new social distance protocol allows for a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there may be a delay for walk-in customers. We recommend, where possible, customers buy online for contactless delivery or in-store pick up."
Reopened Apple Stores will operate on reduced hours and will primarily focus on repairs, with Apple encouraging customers to purchase online where possible.

Most stores are not listing hours at this time with the exception of Apple Boise Towne Square, which reopens Monday at 11:00 a.m.

During last week's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple planned to start reopening some stores in the United States in May. Store reopenings are done on a city by city, county by county basis, with Apple taking into account local data and guidelines.

Apple has already reopened stores in South Korea, Austria, and Australia, with plans to also reopen stores in Germany next week.

Article Link: Apple to Start Reopening U.S. Stores Next Week


macrumors 68020
Dec 31, 2013
Good thing this pandemic is behind us..
Oh wait.

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Perfect example of distorting data with charts. One, deaths and cases can never go down. What you need to plot is new deaths and new cases.

Second, diseases spread exponentially. Therefore, the Y-axis needs to be a logarithmic scale. In fact, the images show you specifically chose the wrong scale, since a log scale is available.

The combination of those two presentation mistakes serves to visually minimize any trends. If you properly present the data, it would be obvious that COVID is indeed slowing down.


macrumors newbie
Mar 13, 2018

"For everyone’s safety, we’re following social distancing measures, so you may have to wait in line before entering. Please also wear a face covering while you are in the store. If you need one, just ask."


macrumors 68020
Dec 31, 2013
Too soon. I'm in Western North Carolina, and in my small county we have just had our first reported cases this past week. South Carolina is not even an hour from here.

What difference does that make? The South Pole has had zero cases and will likely never have a single case. Why does that fact indicate trends towards the rest of the world.

There's huge malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, but none in the US for 60+ years. Does that mean we're due for malaria here?


macrumors 65816
Jul 25, 2017
Flawed initial modeling couple with currently publishing incorrect death rate as there is no accurate numerator.
signed in for the first time in a long time to agree with you. Fauci’s plandemic is just about over , we can only hope.

hey if you wanna be a scaredy cat and think wearing a blankie on your nose is gonna keep you safe, be my guest. But I won’t be stepping foot in any store that requires me to do so!
Lets see if he gets a patent for this vaccine like he did for the HIV treatment drugs.
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macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2010
San Jose
Having worked at the Fruit Stand there isn’t a can you come in there is a you have to come in or get fired we have 10,000 applicants waiting to fill your spot..... its cut throat....
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macrumors 604
Oct 10, 2011
San Francisco
Prove to me they didn’t

better yet prove to me that bunch of white vehicles is what you say they are and where you say they are.

You claimed CBS put them there, with a guarantee, no less: "I guarantee CBS paid to park them there."

Time to step up and honor your guarantee. Certainly you have even a tiny shred of evidence.


macrumors newbie
May 8, 2020
I’m happy but as a Jew and science student I’m sad Apple and Google let these insane anti Semites and conspiracy theorists like David Icke and his friends go on the YouTube and the Apple podcasts and spread these horrific ideas that the virus is not real So many people complained but still the videos and the podcasts are there. So many people are believing these misinformation and lies and they are going around spreading the virus and causing illness and death. So in this regard Apple and Google have killed people by allowing their platforms to become a weapon for disinformation.

Now what happens if these people who believe the virus is not real go into all the different shops without clean hands or they don’t wear a mask in public? How many more people have to suffer?


macrumors 6502a
Apr 26, 2012
Baltimore, MD
Good thing this pandemic is behind us..
Oh wait.

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Anyone who dies who has covid like symptoms can be included in the death count...Weakness is a symptom of covid. IDK anyone who dies without weakness. Hospitals get extra money for listing covid as cause of intake...they have a financial incentive to pump the numbers. I'm not sayings it's not a real thing to be concerned about, I'm just saying the numbers presented here are likely inflated.
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