When Apple closed its U.S. stores in mid-March 2020, it initially planned to reopen a few weeks later, on the 27th. That didn’t happen – it took almost a full year for all US stores to reopen, which they eventually did.
9to5Mac reports that all 270 Apple stores in the United States have somehow reopened. Some are allowing in-store shopping sessions, others are still acting as Express stores, but they are open.
If you are planning an in-store visit, you should know that Apple is still enforcing COVID-19 precautions – this means you must wear a mask and store occupancy is limited. Your best bet is to check this page to see what services the Apple Store near you offers, then use the Apple Store app to schedule an appointment for a personal session if you need one. Walk-ins can be returned.
The last stores to reopen were those in Texas in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio areas. The plan was to open a week ago, but the sever winter weather that hit Texas delayed that plan.
As for the rest of the world, Apple stores in Mexico are opening today. In the UK the stores are closed except for Genius Bar services (by appointment) only. In France some stores remain temporarily closed.
All Apple stores in the US are now open for the first time since March last year