From Wednesday, June 3, eight stores, Apple Ginza, Apple Kyoto, Apple Marunouchi, Apple Shinsaibashi, Apple Kawasaki, Apple Shinjuku, Apple Shibuya, and Apple Omotesando will be reopened after Corona, and all 10 stores in Japan will be open. It has been restarted, but there are reports that the response when visiting the store is different from the expectation.
Longer queues than expected
With the reopening of Apple Nagoya Sakae and Apple Fukuoka on May 27 and other stores reopening on June 3, all domestic Apple Stores have resumed operations.
The official Apple website states, “In order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff, and to maintain a social distance, we may wait for a while to enter the store depending on the congestion situation. Please understand beforehand. Please wear a mask while visiting. If you do not have it, please tell the staff.” It seems that it is only admission restrictions and mandatory mask wearing, but I actually visited the store Some people have responded differently than expected.
First of all, there are strict restrictions on admission, so it may take longer than expected to enter the store.
On the day of the reopening, there are lines of considerable length in Apple Ginza, and some people have given up on entering the store.
When I tried to go to the Apple Store in Ginza, it seemed that the entrance was restricted, so I quit because it was lined up. pic.twitter.com/bOPYtRcybZ
— KAZUYA (@kazuyahkd2) June 3, 2020
At Apple Kyoto, it was reported that the rows outside the store were slightly dense, probably because the sidewalks were narrow.
As a result of trying to avoid the crowd in the store,
The outside of the store is relatively dense and the grass pic.twitter.com/2qgkQ2wPYQ
— Futagoza no Maro Exploration Record (@shotoku_zzz) June 5, 2020
Is it hard to stop by?
It is suggested that it is better to clarify the purpose of purchasing or repairing when visiting the Apple Store, and make a reservation and then visit the store at a specified time.
It is said that the line at the time of entering the store is divided into three according to the purpose, but it seems that some people were refused the store because there was no reservation.
I wanted to visit Kawasaki’s Apple Store on my way home from the hospital, but I was scared of the strict checks and left. It is divided into three rows according to purpose, and a vigilant alert system is to measure the temperature of each. pic.twitter.com/GHmZP6cKgo
— Storm Brewery (@osawagase) June 5, 2020
I came to the Apple Store Shinsaibashi, but I paid in advance if there was no reservation. I didn’t find it necessary to make a reservation to visit the store, so I was confused. The guards also had a bad attitude, so they got more annoyed.
— Dr. Alpa Power (@ReseArpaca) June 6, 2020
Others have even booked repairs and took longer than expected.
When I made a reservation at the Apple Store in Shibuya, the total waiting time took more than 3 hours…
— TyKe (Taiku) P @ Day 3 South Seo 15b (@tyKeP) June 5, 2020
Shibuya apple, you shouldn’t go now. Even if you make a reservation at Genius Bar due to corona entrance restrictions, you will have to wait. Please write such a thing. .. There is no point in coming to the reservation time.
— Papparapa (@parappa478543) June 3, 2020
Is it easy to purchase online or receive at the store?
Some people seem to have been able to respond smoothly if they completed the purchase online in advance and chose to pick it up at the store.
Get Apple Watch Series 5! I have been using the first generation that I bought second-hand, but since it broke, I finally changed the model. Although Apple Shibuya was subject to admission restrictions, I paid for it online and made a reservation to receive it, so I could get in smoothly. pic.twitter.com/tBiwRo7Non
— Shinichiro.A (@shin8785) June 6, 2020
I went to Apple Store Kyoto. It’s open at 12:00 but it’s a great line. People who buy online can receive products without waiting in line, but people who want to go inside have to wait in line. On the other hand, it’s not written on the HP, so if you go there, it’s faster to buy online and pick it up at the store.
— Ruka (@ruka201608) June 5, 2020
Source: iPhone Mania