China Apple Stores host first Today at Apple sessions since reopening

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A selection of Apple Stores in mainland China have resumed in-store Today at Apple education sessions on a limited basis.

Today at Apple includes sessions on how to use the Procreate art app
Today at Apple includes sessions on how to use the Procreate art app


Nine Apple Stores in China have now completed their first Today at Apple sessions following the coronavirus outbreak. Each appear to be running the same program, consisting of three hours of sessions between 10:00 and 13:00 local time.

Today at Apple sessions must be booked in advance and the stores are currently taking bookings through August 14. The sessions range from "Art Skills: Getting Started with Procreate," through "Product Tips: iPhone and iPad," and "Lighting and Shadow Lab: Directing and Shooting Portraits."

At time of writing, most sessions appear fully booked for the next few days, but it isn't clear how many places Apple is accepting. It will be fewer than normal, however, as Apple is reportedly spacing out seating more widely to enable social distancing.

Stores resuming Today at Apple


  • Apple Zhujiang New Town

  • Apple MixC Nanning

  • Apple Nanjing Jinmao Place

  • Apple Suzhou

  • Apple Parc 66 Jinan

  • Apple Shanghai iapm

  • Apple MixC Chengdu

  • Apple Kunming

  • Apple Tianyi Square

The complete list of stores resuming Today at Apple was first spotted by 9to5mac.

China's Apple Stores were, unsurprisingly, the first to be closed over COVID-19 concerns. In February, Apple closed down all 42 stores plus its local offices, but the country's stores have since been among the first to reopen, too.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,264member
    Meanwhile U.S. Apple Stores are barely open.

    I stopped by mine last week and almost every customer is being served outside of the store:  You tell them what you want to buy, they run inside, pick it up, bring it out and sell it to you on the sidewalk like street vendors.   You may as well just buy what you need online.   But, at least it's there for local repairs so you don't have to mail it in -- but I doubt you would have any conversations or discussions with an expert -- it seems only sales people had any customer contact.

    And, obviously, in store classes are just a distant memory.

    I applaud Apple for being safe -- but I am embarrassed that the richest, most powerful country in the world can't do what developing countries did long ago:  control the virus.
    Ofer
  • Reply 2 of 3
    razorpitrazorpit Posts: 1,796member
    Meanwhile U.S. Apple Stores are barely open.

    I stopped by mine last week and almost every customer is being served outside of the store:  You tell them what you want to buy, they run inside, pick it up, bring it out and sell it to you on the sidewalk like street vendors.   You may as well just buy what you need online.   But, at least it's there for local repairs so you don't have to mail it in -- but I doubt you would have any conversations or discussions with an expert -- it seems only sales people had any customer contact.

    And, obviously, in store classes are just a distant memory.

    I applaud Apple for being safe -- but I am embarrassed that the richest, most powerful country in the world can't do what developing countries did long ago:  control the virus.
    You do realize the numbers are a joke right? Garbage in, garbage out? You honestly think China has a death rate of only 3.35 per million?  :D
  • Reply 3 of 3
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,264member
    razorpit said:
    Meanwhile U.S. Apple Stores are barely open.

    I stopped by mine last week and almost every customer is being served outside of the store:  You tell them what you want to buy, they run inside, pick it up, bring it out and sell it to you on the sidewalk like street vendors.   You may as well just buy what you need online.   But, at least it's there for local repairs so you don't have to mail it in -- but I doubt you would have any conversations or discussions with an expert -- it seems only sales people had any customer contact.

    And, obviously, in store classes are just a distant memory.

    I applaud Apple for being safe -- but I am embarrassed that the richest, most powerful country in the world can't do what developing countries did long ago:  control the virus.
    You do realize the numbers are a joke right? Garbage in, garbage out? You honestly think China has a death rate of only 3.35 per million?  :D

    Do you honestly believe those crazed right wing conspiracy theories?
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