As reported last week, Apple has started to update older Apple Stores as part of their global retail store ‘refresh’ program, adjusting the company’s older stores to bring them in line with the simplified Jonny Ive store design that first appeared in Brussels, Belgium in 2015.
As the update will be effecting Apple’s existing locations, each store will receive a different level of makeover dependant on size and available space, with sources calling the update a halfway house’ between the original and new looks. Updated Apple Stores are expected to gain most of the new features found within the company’s next-generation locations, including bright light boxes which extend the length of the ceiling, sequoia wood tables and shelves along the walls and new seating for personal set-up and Genius Bar customers.
So far, it doesn’t appear the global retail store ‘refresh’ program left the United States, with The Apple Post visiting one of Apple’s UK based stores this morning to find the store hadn’t changed overnight.
As work continues over night in the US we shall update this article once stores open again in the morning.