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Apple is reviving its retail activity and has a plan to relaunch almost 100 high street stores in the US, indicating that their deadline the end of this week. The Verge has posted a report that Apple has shared the details of how the process is going to take place. The company is going to restart each store phase by phase, which means some of them will provide only curbside pickups, whilst others can offer in-store consulting, service, and sales.

According to the report, the list of states with active sales and Apple stores should be as follows: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. New York has been less lucky during the crisis, so the company will reopen the store only its Victor location, just outside Rochester.

“This week we’ll return to serving customers in many US locations. For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments,” Apple said in a statement given to The Verge.

“Others will be open for walk-in customers and we encourage everyone to check their local store webpage for more information about hours at their preferred location. Customers can also visit apple.com for support by phone or chat. We are committed to reopening our stores in a very thoughtful manner with the health and safety of our customers and teams as our top priority, and we look forward to seeing our customers again soon.”

Apple’s 510 stores around the US have not been an exception when lockdowns came to cast an immunity shield to protect the public from the Coronavirus outbreak. Due to the pandemic, they have all been closed since March. China was the first strategic location for Apple to breathe deeply the air of loosening tensions and has reopened 42 locations. Some US states – Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, and South Carolina – have felt a relaxation of lockdown measures too, earlier in May.

Apple is changing the benchmark in its efforts to open Genius Bar requests and service points, rather than commit all forces in selling products. The company had no choice but to stop its on-site repair operation in March. This meant that some of their customers couldn’t get their beloved but locked gadgets back. By relaunching more retail points, it should lead to the rebirth of the device, both through curbside pickups or through in-store service.

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