Apple reopening some U.S. stores next week.

  • Starting next week, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will reopen retail stores in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, and South Carolina.
  • Apple has 271 stores in the United States, but only six in the reopening states.
  • The stores will have safety measures in place, including temperature checks, social distancing requirements, limits on the number of customers inside, and face masks for employees.
  • Most Apple stores outside of China have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tech giant has recently reopened a few locations in South Korea, Australia, and Germany.
  • For now, the retail stores will focus on fixing products rather than pushing the sales of new products like the low-cost iPhone SE or the new MacBook and iPad models.