9to5Mac, a media related to Apple in the United States, reports that on October 18, local time, Apple plans to open a mini store “Express” with measures to prevent new corona infection in various places.
Implemented new corona measures
In the express-type Apple Store, new corona infection prevention measures are taken, such as a counter separated by acrylic partitions in the store. It’s basically a simple Apple Store that only accepts Apple products ordered online and makes Genius Bar reservations.
In September of this year, Apple opened an express-type Apple Store in some areas to verify its effectiveness.
In the United States, more than 90% of Apple stores have resumed operations, but due to changes in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the United States, some stores have been temporarily closed and reopened.
According to 9to5Mac, at least 23 stores in the US, 3 stores in France, 2 stores in the UK, and 1 store in Canada will introduce the express method in preparation for the launch of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on October 23. is. It is not expected that the express method will be introduced in Japan at this time.
Infection continues to spread in the United States and other countries
According to the “New Coronavirus Infection World Map” provided by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the United States is the country with the highest number of infections and deaths in the world, and the number of newly infected people per day has been the highest for five consecutive days. The infection is spreading, with more than 50,000 people recorded.
This time, Apple has introduced the express method not only in the United States but also in France and the United Kingdom where the infection of the new coronavirus is spreading, and depending on the future spread of infection, it will be introduced in other countries including Japan in the future. It is presumed that there is a possibility.
In addition, Apple Japan and Japanese carriers are accepting reservations for the iPhone 12 series online, and it is possible to purchase without contacting others.
Source: iPhone Mania