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Apple's first retail store in Berlin gets May 3 grand opening

04/25/2013, 02:04 pm

Apple will open its first-ever retail store in Germany's capital city of Berlin next Friday, May 3, the company has officially announced.


Best Buy begins opening dedicated in-store Samsung Experience Shops

04/25/2013, 12:04 pm

Samsung mini-stores have begun launching in Best Buy locations across the nation, giving the South Korean tech giant a presence in the retailer previously held only Apple.


Apple preps new retail store in Adelaide, Australia

04/22/2013, 09:04 am

Apple continues to expand its physical retail operations around the world, and the tech giant looks to be close to opening an Apple Store in South Adelaide, Australia.


Apple taking the wraps off its first Berlin retail store

04/17/2013, 08:04 am

Apple's latest retail store, and its first in the city of Berlin, is nearing completion, as employees have begun removing the scaffolding in front of the construction.


Apple rumored to tap Foster + Partners for new Apple Store designs

04/10/2013, 10:04 am

A new report holds that Apple is looking for fresh design input for its celebrated line of retail outlets, and that the iPhone maker has turned to the company responsible for its forthcoming "spaceship" campus.


Ron Johnson could return to run Apple Retail

04/08/2013, 07:04 pm

Nearly a year and a half ago, Ron Johnson left his job as senior vice president of Apple Retail for the opportunity to act as the chief executive of JC Penney. Following his ouster there, it's possible he could return to run the chain he helped build over the previous decade.


Best Buy to give Samsung Apple-esque in-store mini-stores

03/29/2013, 11:03 am

A number of Best Buy stores will soon feature a special section dedicated to showing off tablets, computers, and smartphones from one of the world's top mobile device manufacturers: Apple's chief competitor, Samsung.


Apple said to triple retail operations in India by 2015

03/26/2013, 10:03 am

In light of the company's recent successes in the country, Apple reportedly plans to dramatically increase its reseller footprint in India growing its presence in the country to more than 200 locations by 2015.


Apple lengthens Australian warranty policy, but doesn't want to talk about it

03/18/2013, 09:03 am

Apple had quietly extended its hardware warranty in Australia to two years, but the company's retail employees have reportedly been instructed to not reveal the changes to customers.


Apple's short-lived retail chief says he 'just didn't fit with the business'

03/15/2013, 02:03 pm

John Browett, who was in charge of Apple's retail business for just six months before he was fired, admitted this week he wasn't a good fit in that role.


Training docs reveal Macs, iPhones, iPads heading to Staples in late March

03/13/2013, 02:03 pm

The timeline for Apple gear to go on sale at office supply chain Staples may have gotten a bit clearer, as internal training documents point to a late-March date for the retailer to begin selling not only Apple accessories, but iPhones and iPads, as well as Mac notebooks at some locations.


Staples to begin carrying Apple accessories in retail stores

03/06/2013, 12:03 pm

Staples will begin selling Apple accessories in its retail stores in the near future, the company's CEO revealed on Wednesday.


Bear spray-armed thieves rob Vancouver Apple Store

03/05/2013, 09:03 am

Thieves armed with bear spray hit the Oakridge Mall Apple Store in Vancouver just before closing in Monday, spraying roughly 40 people and making off with an unknown number of iPods, iPads, and notebooks.


Former Apple retail chief presides over JC Penney's lowest sales in 20 years

02/28/2013, 10:02 am

JC Penney Chief Executive Ron Johnson, who formerly ran Apple's retail business, is under fire after overseeing the company's lowest sales in more than two decades.


Google denies plans to build its own retail stores

02/26/2013, 02:02 pm

The head of Google's Android devision has shot down rumors that his company is planning to enter the retail space and directly sell the company's hardware to consumers.


Apple TV, Smart Covers, AirPorts & other Apple accessories come to Staples

02/26/2013, 11:02 am

Staples on Tuesday updated its website to advertise that accessories for Apple products including the Magic Mouse, Time Capsule and EarPods are now available for purchase through the retailer.


Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

Apple was the third-largest consumer technology retailer in the U.S. in 2012, while its products accounted for the largest share of revenue among consumer tech companies.


Burglar breaks $100K custom glass door with rocks at Boulder Apple Store

02/18/2013, 09:02 am

The damage caused to the glass door in the burglary of a Boulder, Colo., Apple Store was more costly than the goods that were actually stolen.


Tim Cook says visiting a bustling Apple retail store on rough days is "like Prozac"

02/12/2013, 11:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook joked Tuesday that, whenever he starts feeling his energy sag, he visits one of the company's bustling retail stores -- which he's dubbed the 'face of Apple' -- to help lift his spirits.


Apple partner Philips exits consumer electronics business

01/29/2013, 08:01 am

Philips Electronics, which has been in the consumer market for more than 80 years, announced Tuesday that it has sold off the remnants of its consumer-oriented business.