Mar 1, 2021 - Technology

Apple says all U.S. stores open for the first time since start of pandemic

Photo: GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images

Photo: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

All Apple stores in the U.S. are open for the first time since businesses began widespread closures due to the coronavirus last spring, the company confirmed to CNBC.

Why it matters: The milestone is a sign that the pandemic is winding down in the U.S. The stores closed nearly a year ago as COVID-19 first began to spread rapidly across the country.

  • After two stores in Mexico reopen on Tuesday, there will only be 12 Apple stores in France and two stores in Brazil that are still closed, per CNBC.

What they're saying: Apple has focused on selling through its online store. But CEO Tim Cook recently said their holiday quarter suffered because physical stores were closed.

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