Apple to Close U.S. Stores During Steve Jobs Memorial Oct. 19



To honor Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple retail stores around the U.S. will close for around 90 minutes on Wednesday, October 19.

From 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (PST) tomorrow, Apple’s iconic stores will be shuttered so employees can take part in a memorial service for Jobs. They’ll watching a live broadcast of the event being held at an outdoor amphitheater at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. Apple employees outside the U.S. will be able to view a re-broadcast of the celebration.

Reuters reports that in preparation for the closure, stores across California aren’t accepting online bookings for Wednesday morning, either for tech-support or tutorials.

Via Reuters

  • Mister Hedge

    Only employees? I hope that us mortals will at least be able to watch a recorded version on the site.

  • HotGG

    Geek Gizmodo vulture-cultre at its best. I’m starting to think that there is a certain element out there purposely making rumor news to hype up an an assuming market THEN they release an update on a product and people get disappointed.

    I bet ya. Saboteur cowards. What would you expect from geeks.

  • Kate

    Surely you didn’t mean 11-12:30 AM. No one is open at that time.

  • GH

    PST? Typo I hope.

  • CharliK

    While perhaps a few small bits of the event might be included in whatever is being done with the rememberingsteve@apple:disqus .com emails, the event in its entirely is not likely to be posted. In fact they are having stores put up sound and light proof curtains to keep anyone from filming or recording the event from outside of the stores. This is likely due to the fact that, despite what you might feel on the issue of Mr Jobs right to privacy now that he is dead, the employees on campus involved in the event might be telling some personal stories and they have a right to control the dissemination of said tales and their image. It would be a douche move for Apple to say that they have to allow such exposure for the edification of a bunch of fans or simply not participate in an event for a man they all knew personally and worked with daily