Apple is expecting a longer disruption to shopping at their brick and mortar retail stores as a result of the public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, in a press release, Apple said it would be closing retail stores outside China until March 27. A note on its website now says the shutdown is open-ended.
Apple writes “We are closed until further notice” — so at the very least it’s signalling to customers to expect ongoing disruption to its retail business as usual.
Those looking to buy Apple products are told to shop on the website. Service and support is also offered online or via telephone.