Apple office staff have begun reporting back to the corporate headquarters starting Monday.

Apple Park

Workers were given an April 11 deadline to return after getting a work from home mandate since the pandemic started. When COVID-19 cases eased and mask mandates began to be relaxed, the Cupertino-based company began pushing for a return-to-office setup.

Major companies have adopted a remote work and hybrid work model, but Apple said that in-office attendance was necessary in order to produce Apple products. However, Apple has relaxed its corporate attendance policy for now and only requires workers to report to the office once a week. Starting May 2, employees will be required to go twice a week and thrice weekly come May 23. Eventually, corporate staff will have to report to the Apple Park three days a week and get Thursday and Friday as a remote work option.

Apple employees have tried for a permanent work option and hybrid setup but with no success.


Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.