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Apple operates more than 500 retail stores across the globe.

Apple operates more than 500 retail stores in 22 countries. Under the direction of Deirdre O’Brien, Apple Stores are staffed by more than 70,000 team members and 3,000 Creative Pros. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Retail including COVID-19 status, new store openings, and the latest news.

COVID-19: Changes to the Apple Store experience

Wondering about the status of your local Apple Store? Check out our COVID-19 Reopening Tracker, which includes a full map of open stores, health and safety procedures, and all the information you need to know before your visit.

Apple Stores: What makes them unique?

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 were offered to the community each quarter prior to the pandemic. New stores are designed with 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.

Hours and locations: Where can I find details about my local Apple Store?

Apple’s website has a great tool for finding nearby locations and store hours; just type in your address or zip code to get started. You can learn more about the design and details of Apple Stores at The Apple Store Glossary.

Apple Store appointments: How can get I help?

If you’re having a problem with your device or want to shop with a knowledgeable Specialist, take the time to make an appointment before your Apple Store visit. If you need to make a Genius Bar appointment or contact Apple Support, visit Apple’s website. To schedule a shopping session, visit this link or open the Apple Store app.

The latest store openings and upgrades

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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.

Here’s our first look at the new ‘Presto’ system coming to Apple Stores for iPhone updates

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Other the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Apple would begin broadly rolling out a new “Presto within Apple” system to its retail stores next month. The system allows Apple Store employees to update iPhone software while the device is still in its box.

Now, iGeneration has published a closer look at Presto, adding that the system is also rolling out beyond the United States.

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Apple MixC Wenzhou opens Saturday with ‘reimagined’ Genius Bar counter and ‘newly designed’ Apple Watch avenue

Apple is set to open its 56th retail location in Greater China on Saturday with the addition of Apple MixC Wenzhou. The newest Apple Store includes some new design elements.

These include a “reimagined” Genius Bar counter for tech support and a dedicated space away from the main shopping area for experiencing the Apple Watch.

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Apple may launch new products in its retail stores right after the September 12 event

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As you probably know, Apple will be holding a special press event on September 12. And although Apple never shares details about the event in advance, it’s almost certain that we’ll see the announcement of the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9, as well as some new accessories. And it seems that we may see some of these products available in retail stores right after the event.

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