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Topic: Apple Retail

Updated games use iPad 2's 9X graphics boost, campers brave rain at Apple NYC store

03/11/2011, 01:03 pm

Campers outside Apple's landmark Fifth Avenue store in New York City have weathered the elements waiting for the iPad 2 launch at 5 p.m. [updated with more pictures]. Also, some of the iPad's top-selling games have been updated to take advantage of the additional graphics horsepower in the iPad 2.


Apple to cut products from retail stores and expand personalized setup

03/07/2011, 02:03 pm

Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.


Apple officially rolls out Joint Venture for businesses

03/03/2011, 09:03 pm

Apple has officially launched its $499 a year Joint Venture support initiative for small businesses under the tagline "Get set up. Get trained. Stay running."


Apple to launch $500 Joint Venture small business support plan

02/28/2011, 01:02 am

During a series of store-wide meetings on Sunday, Apple prepped its retail employees for a March 2 launch of Joint Venture, a new technical support plan targeted at small businesses, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple's employee meeting may expand Genius support to small businesses

02/22/2011, 08:02 pm

A new report suggests that Apple's rumored all-hands employee meeting this weekend will launch a new retail-based service called 'Joint Venture' that will extend the company's Genius Bar services to phone and on-site support for small businesses and prosumers.


Apple schedules secret retail employee meeting this weekend [u]

02/22/2011, 08:02 am

Apple has asked its retail employees to sign non-disclosure agreements ahead of an all-hands meeting likely to be held later this week, AppleInsider has been told [updated with new details].


Apple repair consultants upset over changes to Apple Retail referral policy

02/22/2011, 12:02 am

Members of the Apple Consultants Network are displeased with a recent change in policy by Apple that now outsources non-warranty support calls to a third-party service and has consultants compete against each other for referrals, according to a new report.


New Shanghai store will be Apple's biggest retail venture in China yet

02/18/2011, 08:02 am

With its highly successful retail stores constantly crowded in China, Apple is slowing down and thinking bigger starting with its new Shanghai store, planned to be the biggest yet in the nation.


Apple plotting new stores in Grand Central Terminal and Palo Alto

02/08/2011, 02:02 pm

New reports detail Apple's plans for further retail expansion on both coasts of the U.S., with the company allegedly working toward opening a store in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, as well as a new store in Palo Alto, Calif., near its corporate headquarters.


Mac App Store hastens Apple's plans to cease boxed software sales - rumor

02/07/2011, 01:02 pm

A new rumor suggests that Apple plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores, instead relying solely on digital distribution through the Mac App Store.


Briefly: iPad App Store tweaks, Apple Store fraud, insider trading

02/04/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has quietly updated its iPad App Store to add search filters and remember purchased apps, and 27 individuals have been charged for a complex theft ring that allegedly used fraudulent credit cards to purchase over $1 million in Apple products. Also, the former Apple supplier executive accused of insider trading was indicted Thursday.


China now home to Apple's most visited stores as retail earns $3.9B

01/19/2011, 03:01 pm

Apple's retail stores had yet another impressive quarter earning $3.85 billion over the holidays, with the success by four locations in China that bring in the most traffic and highest revenue for the iPhone maker.


Apple restricting employee vacations as first 2011 products loom

01/05/2011, 07:01 pm

Apple is quietly prohibiting vacation days for some retail employees for three weeks beginning later this month, a move that could foreshadow a significant product introduction in the coming weeks, AppleInsider has learned.


Lawsuit accuses SoHo Apple store of discriminating against employee

12/29/2010, 10:12 am

A former employee of Apple's retail store in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming she was discriminated against after she took a medical leave of absence.


Several Apple retail stores fall victim to smash-and-grab burglaries [u]

12/14/2010, 09:12 pm

A burglary at the Apple Store in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday morning is the latest in a string of smash-and-grab burglaries targeting Apple's retail stores.


Apple's first retail store is pilgrimage site for fans

12/10/2010, 11:12 am

Apple's first retail store in Glendale, Calif., has attained cult status, as passionate fans of the company frequent the site solely because of its status as Apple Store No. 1.


Architectural drawings reveal Apple's $1.7M Berkeley, Calif., store

12/07/2010, 03:12 pm

Apple will spend $1.7 million to renovate a building for its new store in Northern California with 4,455 square feet of retail space, plans associated with the store have shown.


Florida man accuses Apple store of age discrimination

12/03/2010, 02:12 pm

A Florida man in his 60s has sued Apple, alleging that he was denied promotions when he worked at the company's retail store because of his age.


Retailers building their own iPod touch, iPad POS systems

12/02/2010, 06:12 pm

Apple's open, third party iOS ecosystem is enabling retailers to build mobile point of sale devices based on the iPod touch independently of the EasyPay solution used in its own retail stores, with new retail applications of the iPad also in progress.


Briefly: Orange UK subsidizing iPad, iPhone 4 Torx screws, Apple Store burglarized

11/22/2010, 09:11 pm

Wireless operator Orange UK announced that it will soon offer a discounted iPad with a data service plan, while reports indicate that Apple has begun changing the screws on the iPhone 4 to the less user-accessible Torx screw. Finally, burglars broke into an Apple Store in Pittsburgh, Penn., making off with over $10,000 in merchandise.