Apple had previously called for staff to go back to the office by early September, before changing that to October. When they are required to return, they will be expected to work at the office at least three days a week. The company is also increasing its programme of Covid tests for staff at home to as many as three a week. Apple has now delayed recalling staff to the office until January at the earliest amid fears over surging Covid cases. Are there hopes of reopening the global economy before 2022?