What you need to know
- Apple is delaying its return to office plan indefinitely.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed an announcement this evening.
- The company is giving corporate employees $1000 for home office equipment.
Apple continues to roll things back.
Apple is once delaying its plan to bring corporate employees back into the office. This time, the company has no idea when it can do so.
NBC News’ Zoe Schiffer says that, in an internal email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company is delaying its plan to bring employees back into the office. While Apple had before shot for a return date in February of next year, Cook says that the return date is now “yet to be determined.”
He also announced that all corporate employees would be receiving $1000 to spend on home office equipment.
BREAKING: Tim Cook just sent out an email delaying Apple’s return to work to a date “yet to be determined.” He also said the company is giving every corporate employee $1,000 to spend on home office equipment.
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) December 15, 2021
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that, in the memo, Cook says that corporate employees will get at least a four-week notice when the company does aim to bring employees back again.
Apple delays corporate office return to “date yet to be determined” from Feb. 1 and is giving all employees $1000 bonuses to buy work from home gear. Company will give 4 week heads up on new return date, Cook tells employees in memo. https://t.co/n5k7Q0pPgu https://t.co/oE76ZnX4Ap
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) December 15, 2021
Apple has delayed its return to office plan multiple times but has always set a new goal date. This is the first time it has delayed its return without setting a return date in quite a while.
The company has also temporarily closed three retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and reinstated its mask mandate in the United States.