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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple pushes holiday gift ideas to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

11/19/2014, 08:11 am

Apple on Wednesday redesigned its online store and sent out emails to customers spotlighting gift ideas, with just over a week to go before Black Friday kicks off the 2014 holiday shopping season.

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Apple begins stocking Nova iOS-connected Bluetooth camera flash in retail stores

11/10/2014, 11:11 am

Apple has expanded the selection of mobile photography accessories in its retail outlets with the Nova, a wireless, off-camera flash that can be used to enhance low-light shooting and synchronizes with iOS devices using Bluetooth technology.

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Apple Rewards card from Barclaycard updated with 3X points on Apple Store purchases, Chip & PIN security

11/10/2014, 09:11 am

A new "Apple Rewards" Visa card launched this month by Barclaycard with a number of changes, most notably a revised rewards system that pays out Apple Store gift cards, as well as the addition of Chip & PIN security.

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Fitbit products remain on the shelves at Apple Stores, for now

11/10/2014, 08:11 am

Though Apple removed Fitbit hardware from its online store last week, the company's popular lineup of activity tracking devices remain on the shelves at Apple's retail stores.

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Apple integrates Genius Bar reservations to online support options

11/07/2014, 09:11 pm

Apple on Friday updated its Support website to incorporate an option to schedule Genius Bar reservations for certain hardware and software issues, further filling in gaps between AppleCare's many arms.

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Many Apple Stores to open at 8AM on Black Friday, discounts available online

11/07/2014, 05:11 pm

For the upcoming Black Friday shopping bonanza, many brick-and-mortar Apple Stores are slated to welcome the holiday crush at 8 a.m. and will again offer the same discounts and deals to online customers.

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HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

11/07/2014, 12:11 pm

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

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Apple removes all Bose products from its online store

10/17/2014, 03:10 pm

Following the news that a lawsuit between Apple's Beats and Bose had been settled, all Bose products -- including both headphones and speakers --have been removed from Apple's online store.

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As new Fitbit models loom, Apple Stores set to stop selling its HealthKit-incompatible devices

10/15/2014, 12:10 pm

Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon.

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Amazon's retail experiment will also include California 'pop-up' stores for holiday season

10/14/2014, 09:10 am

In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed.

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Rumor: Apple to remove Bose headphones & speakers from its stores amid patent suit, NFL spat

10/10/2014, 10:10 am

As a patent infringement suit filed by Bose against Beats looms, the longstanding retail partnership between Apple and Bose may be coming to an end, with a new report claiming that the premium audio products will be removed from Apple's retail locations.

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Amazon to open first retail store in Manhattan, offering same-day delivery to New Yorkers

10/09/2014, 03:10 pm

Amazon's growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Apple overhauls employee benefits with longer parental leave, improved education reimbursements

10/02/2014, 02:10 pm

Apple on Thursday announced to employees in a company-wide memo that it is expanding workers' benefits, including longer parental leave, an expanded donation matching program, subsidized student loan refinancing, and education reimbursement for all classes.

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Tim Cook unlocks the doors at Apple's Palo Alto store to kick off iPhone 6 sales

09/19/2014, 01:09 pm

As he has done in years past, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was on-hand at his local Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday to help kick off sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as take pictures and joke around with fans [updated with more pics].

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iPhone 6 launch day scenes from Apple Stores around the world

09/19/2014, 09:09 am

The first stage of Apple's worldwide iPhone 6 rollout is nearly complete and launch day seems to have been successful, with huge lines forming at Apple Stores in nine countries from Australia to the United States [updated with video].

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Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube

08/28/2014, 08:08 am

The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store glass cube, which was designed in part by legendary company co-founder Steve Jobs, is now a patented ornamental building design sanctioned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Apple's largest store yet will be its first in the Middle East - report

08/20/2014, 10:08 am

Apple looks set to launch its first official retail presence in the Middle East with a new store in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, according to a new report, with the location said to be the largest the Cupertino company has ever built.

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As overall retail revenue declines, Apple Stores carry on original goal of growing Mac hardware sales

08/20/2014, 09:08 am

Though revenues from Apple Stores have actually been shrinking in recent quarters, the company's brick-and-mortar operations have continued to play a pivotal role in courting Windows switchers and driving sales of Mac hardware to new heights.

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Apple continues European retail expansion with new Istanbul, Den Haag outlets

08/05/2014, 10:08 am

Consumers in at least two European nations are set to gain more brick-and-mortar options for purchasing Apple products and receiving service, as the iPhone maker is readying a second store in Istanbul to open next month while a new shop in The Hague will host its own debut on Saturday.

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Apple promoting savings with back-to-school sales tax holidays in US

07/30/2014, 09:07 am

Apple on Tuesday launched an updated informational page, and corresponding email campaign, detailing how consumers in nine U.S. states can take advantage of back-to-school sales tax holidays for substantial savings on Macs and iOS devices next month.

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