Apple Store reopens in South Korea tomorrow
An Apple store in Seoul will reopen on April 18, an Apple representative confirmed. It’s the first Apple retail store outside of China to reopen and Apple’s only store in South Korea.
The store will have limited hours and will focus on fixing existing customers’ iPhones and computers.
"To start, we’ll have an adjusted schedule and guidelines to ensure customers and employees continue to stay healthy. A focus for the store will be service and support at the Genius Bar. For customers who want to make a purchase, we have several options including ordering online for delivery or pick up in store," Apple said in a statement.
Apple stores outside of China have been closed since March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, without a scheduled date for them to reopen, CNBC reported.
South Korea was hit early by the coronavirus outbreak but its response has drawn praise around the world, particularly for its ability to widely test for the virus. There have been 10,613 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and over 500,000 tests carried out in the country, according to official stats.