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Looking to use this Thanksgiving to head to your local Apple Store? Contrary to what you may have heard earlier, you won't be able to if you live in the United States. Several key locations were expected to stay open for the American holiday, but on what appears to be a direct order from Tim Cook, these locations will be closed as well so employees can spend time with their families.
As Cult of Mac notes, the effort seems to be in line with Tim Cook's recent statement that he wishes for Apple to be a "force for good in the world beyond our products." Such a move means that Apple will "miss out" on the head start on Black Friday traffic undertaken by other retailers who stay open for the significant boost to sales.
Source: Barry B. Doyle
Originally, the following locations were expected to stay open on November 28: Fifth Avenue (New York City), West 14th Street (New York City), North Michigan Avenue (Chicago), Lincoln Road (Miami Beach), San Francisco (Calif.), Pioneer Place (Portland, Ore.), The Grove (Los Angeles), Third Street Promenade (Santa Monica), Fashion Valley (San Diego), and Ala Moana (Honolulu). As of Cook's announcement, however, all of these locations will be closed on Thanksgiving.
If you absolutely need to get a new Apple product on Thanksgiving, however, fear not. Cult of Mac notes that you can still get the devices at some of the "other retailers" mentioned above, such as Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.
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