Apple stores will close their doors Wednesday as the company mourns the loss of its co-founder, Steve Jobs, according to a report from Reuters citing an unnamed “person familiar with the celebration.”
The company is holding a memorial service for Jobs on its Cupertino, Calif., campus this afternoon, and all Apple stores will halt operations to let employees watch a live broadcast of the event.
As my Post colleague Maggie Fazeli Fard reported in The Buzz, District-area stores will be closed from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will not be taking tech or tutorial appointments during that time. A report from the Wall Street Journal indicated that some stores would be closed for up to three hours and that many retail workers had not been explicitly told why the stores would be closing.
The Reuters report said that the service will be rebroadcast for Apple employees in Asia and Australia.