Apple Re-Closes Stores in Coronavirus Hotspots

Technology gadget giant Apple, is making changes to its retail operations. The iPhone maker, which previously closed stores and slowly reopened them at the height of the pandemic is temporarily re-closing stores in known coronavirus hotspots. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, 15 southern California Apple stores have closed again racking up the total of re-closed stores to 77 of its 271 stores in the United States.

“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” the company said in a statement. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible.”

Among the states with closed stores is Florida and Texas, both with record breaking spikes after being the first states in the country to reopen following months of closure. Florida recently saw its highest day of coronavirus cases with over 11,000 new positive tests in a single day. Texas followed Florida’s record breaking day with over 8,000 testing positive for coronavirus in a single day.

In spite of its store closings, Apple has managed to keep sales and new product launches on track. The company unveiled its plans to boost technologies to help developers deliver more apps and the release of iOS 14.

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