Apple has been shutting down a great deal of retail shops because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to peak — on December 20th, it briefly closed each single location in California, Mexico, Brazil, and over a dozen in London. Now, as England and Scotland go into a pair of new national lockdowns, Apple is closing all of its remaining shops within the UK.
As 9to5Mac’s Michael Steeber reports, meaning 18 further shops at the moment are closed throughout the UK, together with a number of in Scotland and one in Belfast, Eire — although it seems just like the Belfast retailer could have already been closed. (Northern Ireland went into lockdown even earlier, on December twenty sixth, shutting down all non-essential outlets.)
All 18 UK Apple Shops open right this moment will shut from January 5. Contains each location in Scotland. A lot of the different 20 shops closed simply earlier than the vacations. pic.twitter.com/RYfhWgNkrb
— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) January 4, 2021
Whereas it feels worthwhile to notice the closures, they might not make all that a lot of a distinction for extra customers, who already couldn’t bodily enter many of those shops since November. That’s when Apple started offering express service only at many of those shops. You’d have been in a position to decide up on-line orders, however you couldn’t browse.