Apple to reopen some U.S. stores closed due to COVID-19 spikes: Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to start reopening U.S. retail stores that had been closed over the past several weeks due a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

The company will open a small number of stores as soon as the end of August with most stores operating on an appointment-only basis for the immediate future, the report said. (

Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli