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Apple May Start Re-Opening Retail Stores Worldwide in Early April

Apple may start re-opening its retail stores outside of China on a “staggered basis” starting in early April, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg on Tuesday.  Apple closed its more than 450 retail stores outside of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan earlier this month amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. Its 42 stores in China are now all reopened.  “For all of our...

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