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International iPad 2 lines form as Apple begins taking online preorders

03/24/2011, 12:03 pm

With the iPad 2 set to go on sale in just a matter of hours in some countries, lines have begun to form around the world, and some of Apple's online stores have begun taking preorders.


Apple to sell iPad 2 in 25 more countries at 5 p.m. local time on Friday

03/22/2011, 08:03 am

Apple on Tuesday reiterated its plans to launch the iPad 2 on Friday, with the next-generation touchscreen tablet going on sale in stores at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store at 1 a.m.


Apple scraps plans for retail store in New York's Grand Central - report

03/21/2011, 10:03 am

Apple has allegedly backed out of plans to build a new retail store in the main terminal of New York City's Grand Central Terminal.


Apple rethinks inventory management for iPad 2

03/16/2011, 11:03 am

Apple has changed its inventory management policy for iPad 2 deliveries, having its retail stores hold on to new shipments until the next day in an effort to ease the sales process for both customers and employees, AppleInsider has learned.


Sellout of latest iPad 2 shipment raises questions about Apple's international launch

03/15/2011, 03:03 pm

New shipments of the iPad 2 to some Apple stores around the country on Tuesday immediately sold out, raising questions for one analyst about how much inventory Apple will have available for next week's international launch.


Japan Apple Stores serve as rallying point after massive quake

03/14/2011, 10:03 pm

Crowds have flocked to the Apple Stores in Japan in order to stay connected after last week's devastating earthquake, according to e-mails reportedly from an Apple retail store manager in Japan.


Some Apple retail stores plan to open early Tuesday for iPad 2 sales

03/14/2011, 04:03 pm

As customers continue to contend with scarce available stock of the iPad 2, some Apple stores plan to open an hour early on Tuesday just for iPad 2 buyers.


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.