Tech & Science Apple opens more express stores - because of iPhone 12 and Corona

17:55  23 october  2020
17:55  23 october  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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The iPhone 12 , 12 Pro, 12 mini, new iPad Air, MagSafe accessories, and HomePod mini will all be available by mid-November. After initially closing, reopening, and closing many stores again due to the pandemic, Apple has gradually opened most locations a second time, often by appointment only.

Apple will open more walled-off “ Express ” stores just in time for the holiday shopping season, its retail SVP Deirdre O’Brien told Reuters. The tech giant started testing the format last month in California and has since opened 20 Express stores across the US and Europe.

The first two iPhone 12 models have been available since Friday, October 23, 2020. Apple has introduced new shopping concepts so that there are no queues in front of the stores and the issue can meet the applicable hygiene measures.

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The new iPhone 12 has been available since Friday, October 23, 2020. (Photo: t3n)

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The Apple iPhone 12 , iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Air have all gone on sale today in Apple Stores around the world. These have a design that looks more like a bank teller’s window, complete with plexiglass protection. There are shelves with accessories and customers make appointments to pick up orders

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According to Apple, queuing in front of the stores should be avoided as much as possible. The manufacturer therefore offers new shopping options online, by phone or in the store. Instead of consultation in the store, chat sessions with a specialist are now offered. According to the group, in selected Apple stores, personal shopping consultations with an Apple specialist will continue to be offered in order to be able to take an on-site consultation, but customers would have to book a shopping session in advance. Apple emphasizes that online purchase advice from a specialist should be of the same quality as on-site advice.

customers could receive their devices ordered online in different ways. “Options include in-store pickup, express storefront, or same-day delivery.” However, Apple stores do not offer all services equally. Customers can visit apple.com/retail to find out about the services available in their local store, according to the manufacturer. Contactless delivery is available for all products, not just for the new iPhones and iPads.

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Apple opens further express stores in Europe too

Pick-up only and consultation with an appointment: This is what an Apple Express store looks like. (Photo: 9to5 Mac)

So that customers do not even have to enter the Apple store, Apple is expanding its express store shopping concept, which was first tested in the USA, to include Europe. The new shopping format is a kind of stand in front of the main shop, which is provided with sales counters protected by Plexiglas. Behind it are shelves with accessories such as protective cases and Airpods.

The shopping concept is similar to the Click & Collect system of some supermarkets, such as Rewe offers: Customers make an appointment to pick up their online orders. Customer service appointments with technicians are also possible. According to Deirdre O’Brien, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail and People, the company currently has around 20 such stores in the US and Europe. The Apple manager told Reuters news agency that there should be a total of 50 express stores in both regions by the end of the month.

With the new shopping solutions, Apple is trying to avoid any closings of its stores. In the course of the first corona wave, the group was forced to temporarily close all stores worldwide.

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