Apple Reopening Vienna, Austria Apple Store on, may 5

11 Aug 2020 1:24 PM
Apple is set to reopen its only store in Vienna, Austria tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. local time, marking the next store that's reopened beyond Greater China.

Apple Kärntner Straße in Vienna will are powered by limited hours, and like Apple's other reopened store in South Korea, the focus is going to be on repairs and buy pickups instead of standard shopping and browsing.

Most of Apple's stores beyond Greater China have already been closed since March 14 as a result of ongoing health crisis. Apple on April 16 reopened its sole store in South Korea, found in Seoul's Gangnam district.

During last Thursday's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple planned to reopen stores in Austria and Australia within one to two weeks, so we are able to be prepared to see Australian Apple Stores reopening next.

Cook also said that Apple is likely to reopen "a few stores" in the usa starting in-may. Apple plans to examine the info and make decisions on whether to reopen on a city by city, county by county basis, following local guidelines and recommendations.

After stores in Austria and Australia reopen, stores worldwide could follow. Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien last Monday told employees that she expects Apple will open "a lot more stores" in May.