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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple's search for new retail chief extends overseas

08/02/2011, 08:08 pm

Apple has hired a global recruitment firm to take its search for a new retail executive abroad in hopes of finding a replacement with international retail experience, according to a new report.


Doubts cast on rumor of Apple buying Barnes & Noble

07/28/2011, 02:07 pm

Responding to a new rumor that Apple is considering a purchase of bookseller Barnes & Noble, one Wall Street analyst has said he doesn't think such a deal would make much sense for the iPhone maker.


Grand Central Apple Store revealed in renderings, may open by holidays

07/25/2011, 08:07 pm

Pending final approval from New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Wednesday, Apple plans to begin construction on a flagship store within Grand Central Terminal in hopes of opening the store before this year's holiday season.


Apple building $1.4M temporary store in New York's SoHo neighborhood

07/25/2011, 04:07 pm

While its popular SoHo store undergoes major renovations, Apple will set up shop at a temporary location in the same neighborhood on New York City's Greene Street, AppleInsider has learned.


Two fake Apple stores in China ordered to close

07/25/2011, 07:07 am

Two fake Apple retail stores in the city of Kunming, China, have been ordered to close because they do not have official business permits.


Chinese officials investigating fake Apple Stores as customers complain

07/23/2011, 08:07 pm

After reports emerged of "knockoff" Apple Stores in Kunming, China, government officials have launched an investigation into retail stores in the city, even as outraged customers have returned to the store demanding proof that their purchases are genuine.


Apple's bid for marquee store in Grand Central Terminal nears approval

07/20/2011, 05:07 pm

Industry watchers called it a long-shot, but an elaborate proposal by Apple to embed an unusual retail store within Manhattan's historic Grand Central Terminal is now expected to receive the green light by month's end.


Apple initiates mass discontinuation of boxed retail software

07/20/2011, 12:07 pm

Further emphasizing the Mac App Store as the preferred place to get new software for Mac OS X, Apple on Wednesday discontinued a slew of boxed software products.


Chinese counterfeiting extends to full-blown fake Apple retail stores

07/20/2011, 01:07 am

Extremely detailed knock-off Apple retail stores, complete with blue t-shirt-wearing employees claiming to work for the company, have been discovered in China.


Apple's China boom continues with 6x revenue growth to $3.8B

07/19/2011, 11:07 pm

Apple revealed Tuesday that its Greater China regional revenue saw a six-fold increase year over year to $3.8 billion, even while company executives admitted that they are barely "scratching the surface" of the Chinese market.


Golden Master copies of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion arrive on hard disks at Apple stores

07/18/2011, 09:07 pm

Hard disk drives bearing the Golden Master version of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion have arrived at Apple's retail stores ahead of an imminent launch, according to a new report.


Microsoft plans to counter Apple by building 75 retail stores in 2-3 years

07/13/2011, 04:07 pm

Microsoft plans to massively expand its retail presence in the U.S. in the next 2 to 3 years, with an aggressive goal of 75 new stores to take on Apple's own retail operations.


Apple accounted for one-fifth of all US retail sales growth in Q1 2011

07/13/2011, 03:07 pm

Apple led U.S. retail growth in the first quarter of calendar 2011, accounting for a whopping 20 percent of all sales growth by publicly traded American retailers during the three-month period.


Apple collaborating on 2nd university bookstore retail opportunity

07/11/2011, 02:07 am

Recent evidence points to a possible partnership between Apple Retail and Fairfield University that could mark the second university bookstore to gain an official Apple Store.


New York artist investigated over Apple Store spyware project

07/09/2011, 12:07 am

A Brooklyn-based artist is being investigated by Apple and the Secret Service after installing spy camera software on New York Apple Retail Store computers that took pictures of customers and sent them to a remote server.


Lawsuit accuses Missouri Apple Store of race, gender discrimination

07/05/2011, 03:07 pm

A new lawsuit takes aim at Apple and one of its senior retail store managers, accusing them of refusing to promote an employee because she is a black woman.


Apple shrouds Fifth Ave glass cube inside another cube as renovations begin

07/01/2011, 03:07 pm

Apple has constructed a second, temporary cube made of tarps to cover its iconic glass cube at its Fifth Avenue store, as construction to replace the structure has begun.


Apple retail to invade Hong Kong with massive two-story flagship shop

06/24/2011, 03:06 pm

Apple plans to make a big splash this fall with its first retail store in Hong Kong, a sprawling, double-decker outlet that will serve as the latest anchor shop at the high-profile International Finance Center (IFC) Mall.


Photos show major renovations in progress at Apple's Fifth Ave store

06/16/2011, 03:06 pm

This week, Apple began construction to replace the iconic 32-foot glass cube at its heavily trafficked retail store on Fifth Avenue, and AppleInsider offers a first look at the work in progress.


$6.7M effort to replace Apple's iconic Fifth Ave glass cube underway

06/16/2011, 10:06 am

Apple is hard at work on replacing and improving its iconic glass cube entrance to its store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, a project that will cost the company nearly $6.7 million.