The 20-year-old Apple retail store will open more stores around the world


Novel coronavirus pneumonia, apple, Dildy OBrien, Deirdre O, Brien, said in a German media interview on Sunday that Tencent will continue to strengthen its retail business despite efforts to accelerate the online sale of Apple retail outlets in the city center during the new crown pneumonia epidemic on Sunday. Open more retail stores around the world.
At present, Apple has about 500 retail stores around the world, including about 100 in the European market. O’Brien said in an interview that retail stores provide opportunities for people to experience new technologies, answer questions and attend Apple product seminars“ On our official website, people can learn a lot about products. But in retail stores, people can touch Apple products and experience them. We plan to open more stores. ”
The novel coronavirus pneumonia exacerbates pressure on many retailers. They are already struggling to manage expensive downtown store locations and the shift of consumers to online stores. Many large retailers have either succumbed to the pressure or are cutting back on the number of stores. Arcadia group, the owner of fashion chain Topshop, collapsed in November last year, while rival John Lewis partnership closed some stores.
Apple’s retail stores are turning 20 this month. On May 19, 2001, Apple’s first two retail stores opened in Tyson point, Virginia, and Glendale, California. On July 19, 2008, apple opened China’s first direct retail store in Sanlitun, Beijing. As of March 2021, Apple has opened 511 retail stores in 25 countries and regions around the world.
On March 13 last year, as the new coronavirus began to spread around the world, Apple announced the closure of all retail stores outside China. At that time, the company planned to close stores until March 27 of the same year, but the subsequent development of the epidemic situation led to the closure of stores for several months. Apple has been reopening or closing stores around the world since its first announcement of closure. At the beginning of March this year, Apple’s 270 retail stores in the United States were all open. Despite novel coronavirus pneumonia control, Apple has informed its US retail stores that it is still effective to wear masks and other epidemic related procedures. Apple also said it continued to evaluate health and safety measures, but did not tell employees when it expected to change its epidemic prevention procedures.
Apple also announced this year that it will invest about 1 billion euros (about 1.2 billion dollars) to build a computer chip design center in Munich, Germany. O’Brien said the company would “no doubt” add to that. According to previous information, the chip design center is located in karlstrasse in downtown Munich, covering an area of 30000 square meters. Apple also said it would use Munich as its “European Silicon Design Center.”. Apple said the new lab will become Europe’s largest mobile wireless semiconductor and software R & D base( Compiled by Tencent technology / Wuji)