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Topic: Apple Retail

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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First look: Using Passbook at an Apple Store to buy iTunes & App Store credit

07/17/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple on Thursday began offering customers in the U.S. and elsewhere the ability to replenish their iTunes Store credit through its Passbook digital wallet application for iPhone when visiting an Apple Store. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it works.

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Apple Store design and layout can be trademarked in Europe, court rules

07/10/2014, 07:07 am

The European Union's top court ruled Thursday that Apple's distinctive retail store layout is worthy of trademark protection under European law, allowing the company to enjoy the same legal cover on the old continent that it secured in the U.S. last year.

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Apple reaches accord with Saudi Arabian retailer to expand Middle East distribution

07/04/2014, 09:07 am

Consumers in Saudi Arabia will soon have a more direct link to Apple, as the iPhone maker has agreed to a deal with major book and electronics retailer Jarir Bookstore that will see the chain carry Apple's full product lineup and service customers.

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Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail outlets

06/30/2014, 10:06 am

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.

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Apple Stores selling prepaid T-Mobile iPhones, carrier starts iOS device sales at Costco

06/26/2014, 03:06 pm

Consumers looking to make the jump to T-Mobile with a new iPhone or iPad now have two new places to turn, as the scrappy carrier announced Thursday that Apple retail stores have begun selling iPhones with prepaid T-Mobile service, plus Costco has picked up a limited range of T-Mobile iPhones and iPads.

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Prague to host Apple's first retail presence in former Eastern Bloc - report

06/23/2014, 11:06 am

Apple will open a new store-within-a-store branch in the Czech capital later this week, according to a Monday report, marking Apple's first brick and mortar foray into Eastern European retail.

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Apple brings back free summer camps for kids with moviemaking, storytelling workshops

06/17/2014, 10:06 am

Parents looking for an outlet for their creative-minded children this summer can take advantage of Apple's annual Apple Camp, in which the company invites kids ages 8 through 12 to participate in three-day workshops covering moviemaking with iMovie or storytelling with iBooks.

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Apple enlists architectural A-team for new Madison Avenue store in NYC

05/19/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple looks to be plotting another architectural marvel with its new Madison Avenue store in Manhattan, as the iPhone maker has turned to the same team of architects and engineers responsible for many of its most iconic outlets.

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Rumor: Apple already restricting retail employee time off in Sept., its usual iPhone launch window

05/14/2014, 08:05 am

With Apple having opted for a September launch of its latest iPhone models for the last few years, the company is expected to follow that same pattern this year, and is allegedly restricting retail employee time off for that month with four months to go.

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Berkeley Apple Store glass entrance is latest to be smashed by car [u]

05/09/2014, 10:05 am

Continuing a recent trend of ramming vehicles through the all-glass front facades of Apple retail outlets, an unknown person drove their car into the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, Calif. early Friday morning, and AppleInsider was sent exclusive pictures of the aftermath.

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Apple retail store sales decline as consumers wait for new products

05/05/2014, 09:05 am

Sales throughout Apple's vaunted retail empire have begun to decline as the company's distribution network widens and the product line matures, according to a new report, though the outlets remain massively profitable and serve as a "magnet" for new Mac buyers.

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Lytro's next-gen $1500 Illum 'light-field' camera bolstered by dedicated Mac software, Aperture support

04/22/2014, 11:04 am

Innovative focus-shifting camera maker Lytro, whose products have been featured at Apple's retail stores, will expand its lineup this summer with a new, more full-featured standalone camera dubbed the Illum, aimed at professionals and high-end enthusiasts.

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Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power

04/21/2014, 11:04 am

Nearly half of Apple's 254 retail stores in the U.S. -- including flagship locations in Palo Alto, Chicago, and New York -- are said to be powered entirely by energy from renewable sources, part of the company's plan to cast a wider net with its environmental initiatives.

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Speculation increases over Angela Ahrendts's start date as head of Apple Retail

04/17/2014, 09:04 am

With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth as much as 8 million.

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Apple retail: Istanbul store to open April 5, Vancouver store to expand in 2015

03/28/2014, 11:03 am

The first official Apple retail store in Turkey is set to open its doors next Saturday in Istanbul, while one of Apple's outlets in Vancouver, British Columbia will reportedly be moving to a 'substantially' larger space in the fall of 2015.

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