Apple will keep the opening hours of the store it will open in South Korea shorter than normal.
Apple, which has closed its stores worldwide with the Corona virus outbreak, announced that it will reopen its store in Seoul, South Korea. Although the company said that it may open its US stores in May, there is no concrete plan in this regard yet.
Apple had opened several stores in China in the past weeks and said it would open its stores in the rest of the world on March 27. However, the worsening of the epidemic every day caused Apple to change its plans. All Apple stores have been closed for a few weeks, except that some Apple stores in China are open. The store in Seoul will be the first Apple store to operate outside of China. It is now a mystery when the stores in other countries will open.
In the statement Apple made to Bloomberg, South Korea made great progress during the spread of COVID-19; More than 10,500 confirmed cases and only 229 deaths were reported in South Korea, with a population of over 51 million. We can say that this situation eases Apple in opening the store in Seoul.
Apple will keep the opening hours of the store it will open in South Korea shorter than normal. Thus, the health of both customers and employees will be taken into consideration. In addition, the store will prioritize the provision of more product support than sales. Apple warns customers who want to buy products to order online and receive their products from the store. In this way, the contact is tried to be kept to a minimum.