Apple Retail Overview Updated February 15, 2020

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Apple Stores welcome over 500 million visitors per year. Under the direction of Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s 510 locations in 22 countries are staffed by more than 70,000 team members and 3,000 Creative Pros.

Beyond their award-winning architecture and landmark designs, Apple Stores are known for their focus on education and creativity. Over 250,000 free Today at Apple sessions are offered to the community each quarter. New stores are designed to include a video wall and gathering area for Today at Apple known as the Forum. Older “classic” locations are being upgraded to accommodate the same experience.

Learn more on Department Map, the Apple Store glossary.

Recent store openings and upgrades:

If you attend a store opening, spot something interesting, or attend a great Today at Apple session, we’d love to see and share your photos with readers.

Apple Retail Stories February 15

Apple SoNo Collection opened today in South Norwalk, Connecticut. The space is Apple’s first new store completed in 2020 and the finishing touch for The SoNo Collection mall, which opened last October. The new Apple Store replaces a previous location at the nearby Stamford Town Center.

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Apple Retail Stories February 13

Five Chinese Apple Stores will re-open tomorrow, February 14, after an extended closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The websites of all five Beijing stores show that they remain closed today but will re-open tomorrow, initially with limited hours…

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Apple Retail Stories February 12

It’s no secret that iPhones have become incredibly powerful mobile filmmaking tools. Countless stunning videos have been produced with little more than an iPhone and a spark of creativity. But you’ve probably never seen a shot on iPhone film quite like Glacier from Vallée Duhamel studio.

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Apple Retail Stories February 7

We learned earlier this morning via an email to Apple employees affected by the store and office closures due to coronavirus that the re-opening date of February 10 would likely be pushed back. Now Apple has shared more details that the new plan is to open most stores and offices late next week (via Bloomberg).

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Photo: Black Girl Festival

At Apple Regent Street in London, groups of young women are gathering together to equip themselves with creativity and confidence. These women are part of Black Girl Fest Academy, a new program developed in association with Today at Apple and supported by mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The academy kicked off in late January and runs for seven months.

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Apple Stores in China were closed on February 1st in response to the coronavirus, with the company stating that they would remain so through February 9. Store webpages say that they will re-open on Monday, but a memo to local staff from retail and people head Deidre O’Brien suggests this is now unlikely.

The Chinese government had suggested February 10 as the date on which businesses would resume operations, but it appears Apple may take a two-stage approach…

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