Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined his plans to reopen Apple stores in Australia, Austria and even across the United States by the end of May, Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined in an interview Thursday. In an interview with Bloomberg ahead of Apple’s earnings conference call on Thursday, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed some of the company’s plans to reopen its global retail chain.
Mr Cook expects Apple’s unique stores in Austria and 20 stores in Australia to open in a week or two. He also expects several stores across the U.S. to open during this time, depending on the situation. This is in line with retail director Deirdre O’Brien’s claim that “a lot” of stores will open sometime in May.
Cook also noted that the Apple Park store in Cupertino won’t try to reopen until early June.
The outbreak of the coronavirus forced Apple to close stores around the world in March and is only now beginning to try to reopen. The first store outside China is scheduled to open in South Korea on April 18.