Apple kicks its return-to-office plan back into gear


The walkway around Apple Park.
Apple Park will soon be busier.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

Apple’s oft-delayed plan to require corporate employees to be in the office three days a week is reportedly back on.

Apple employees are already required to be in the offices two days a week. That will reportedly jump to three days a week starting in early September.

Apple requires employees to return to the office 3 days week

During the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple allowed most corporate employees to work from home. But when the case counts dropped earlier this year, Apple made a schedule of when it expected workers back in Apple Park and other corporate offices.

It wasn’t a popular decision. People who’d become accustomed to working from home threatened to resign. But Apple continues to insist that employees be in the office during the development of iOS 16, macOS Ventura and other products.

Recent jumps in case counts threw off the original schedule, but the number of days workers must come in is about to increase.

“Apple has set a September 5 deadline for employees to return to the office three days per week,” reports Bloomberg. “That includes Tuesdays, Thursdays and a third day set by individual teams.”

The Mac-maker is acting like the pandemic is over. It recently ended its face mask requirement for corporate employees.


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