Apple has reopened all 270 of its United States retail stores as of today. This marks the first time all of the stores have been operational at once since the stores began closing back in March 2020.
When the Cupertino firm closed its first stores on March 14, 2020, the company initially had plans to begin reopening the locations beginning March 27th. However, Apple has actually been opening and reclosing stores on a rotating basis during this so far year-long pandemic.
Stores in Texas, including those in Houston, and Dallas, were the last to reopen after winter storms that affected the area.
As reported by 9to5Mac, there are still restrictions at many of the Apple Stores in the U.S., such as some locations offering in-store shopping appointments, while other locations are only allowing Express pickup of online orders and Genius Support appointments.
Apple decides on the operational details of each store according to local health and safety guidelines. This means that some locations could once again be shuttered should there be a change in local conditions.
Internationally, just over a dozen Apple Stores remain closed in France and Brazil. Apple Stores in Mexico are set to reopen on March 2.