Apple announced today that its Infinite Loop retail store in Cupertino, California, will close permanently on January 20. Between the mid-1990s and 2017, when Apple’s current Apple Park headquarters opened a few miles away, Infinite Loop served as the company’s headquarters.
Apple will offer all store employees the opportunity to continue working for the company. According to a source, at least some employees will be able to relocate to nearby stores such as the Apple Park Visitor Centre and the Apple Valley Fair.
On January 20, Apple will also permanently close its Royal Hawaiian store in Honolulu. Apple stated that it remains committed to “providing an excellent experience for our customers” and that it has opened new stores in the United States, China, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom this year, as well as expanded its online store to Chile and Vietnam.
Apple’s corporate employees will continue to work at the Infinite Loop campus, with only the store closing. According to a sign posted outside the entrance, the atrium of the main building will be under construction until early 2024.
The Apple Park Visitor Centre sells a variety of Apple-branded merchandise, and the location also functions as a traditional Apple retail store.