It’s a sign of the end… but to some it means good news, and others, the apocalypse. I think it’s a good sign that Apple is moving forward, as it shows that Apple is trusting the path forward. The in-person shopping experience is key for certain items, especially the higher dollar, more luxurious items. It will give people a chance to go hands-on with the latest hardware, which is usually a key factor for the next buy…. not some hyped up website, which allows delay and resistance to impulse buys.
The milestone is a sign that the pandemic is winding down.