Apple Express prepares secure iPhone launch season with pickup locations and store reopenings

Express pickup at Apple Aventura (Photo courtesy @ jgrano305)

Apple is expanding its new Express Storefront pickup service to safely serve customers in areas where full-in-store service cannot resume due to COVID-19 conditions. Apple as new housing is set to enter the busiest product launch season of the year. The iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Mini, new iPad Air, MagaSafe accessories and HomePod Mini will all be available by mid-November.

As of October 18, more than 90 percent of Apple’s 271 US stores have reopened. Service has resumed in some capacity at all 14 locations outside the US.

After closing, reopening and closing several stores again due to the epidemic, Apple has slowly opened most locations for a second time, often only by appointment. Many customers unaware of reopening were surprised to learn that orders for the iPhone 12 could once again be picked up at their local store.

Here’s what the journey looks like so far:

MIC Sun Visual Apple Store re-viewing data collected from the COVID-19 Apple Store Tracker.

At least 23 Apple Stores in 8 US states, 3 in France, 2 in the UK, and 1 in Canada have adopted the Apple Express storefront layout prior to the October 23 iPhone launch. 13 of these stores are reopening Between 18 and 20 October In US states that are struggling with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The Express format helps Apple maintain security without encouraging customers to leave or additional travel to the next nearest open store.

The Apple Express storefront design was launched in Burlingham, California in September. Express-format stores include a temporary wall at their entrance or a kiosk outside, product display shelving, and sales counters with plexiglass shields. The service is limited to Genius Support by online order taking and placement. On a subset of the express storefront, customers may be allowed inside the store with a shopping appointment. The pick methods are described for each store location in the Apple Store app.

Apple Store with Express Storefront




  • Apple aventura
  • Apple Brickell City Center
  • Apple Deadland
  • Apple Lincoln Road
  • Apple the falls



North carolina

  • Apple Northlake Mall
  • Apple Southpark


  • Apple CoolSprings Galleria
  • Apple Green Hills
  • Apple Saddle Creek
  • Apple West Town Mall


  • Apple bybrook
  • Apple First Colony Mall
  • Apple Galleria Dallas
  • Apple Highland Village
  • Apple Houston Galleria
  • Apple Memorial City
  • Apple Woodlands
  • Apple Willowbrook Mall


  • Apple opéra
  • Apple Rosney 2
  • Apple Les Quatre Temps

United Kingdom

  • Apple Stratford City
  • Apple White City


If you want to try out the latest iPhones for yourself, then scheduling an appointment to shop with a specialist is still the best way to guarantee one-on-one service at your local Apple store and wait for less time in line. is. Keep in mind that a shopping appointment does not reserve a product for purchase or genius support. In many cases, express delivery from the Apple Store will be the easiest way to get orders online.

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