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Topic: Apple Retail

Canadian iPhone 3G S buyers get late discount, Apple store option

06/18/2009, 10:06 pm

With just hours to go before the iPhone 3G S reaches its stores, Canadian provider Rogers and its sister brand Fido have promised heavy discounts for existing iPhone 3G customers trading up to the faster model. Also, Apple stores in the country will finally let customers buy the devices there instead of carrier stores.


Apple stores to sell iPhone 3G S at 7 a.m.; Safari 4.0.1, Bluetooth 2.0

06/17/2009, 05:06 pm

Having already promised to open its retail stores early, Apple now says that all its available stores will start selling the iPhone 3G S even earlier than expected. Also, the Mac maker has released Safari 4.0.1 and Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.


AT&T already sold out of launch day iPhone 3G S pre-orders

06/13/2009, 12:06 pm

Signaling a likely repeat of Apple's iPhone sell-outs of the past two years, AT&T is already warning that those making iPhone 3G S pre-orders that they won't get their handsets on launch.


Apple stores to open 8 a.m., AT&T stores 7 a.m. for iPhone 3G S

06/10/2009, 05:06 pm

Apple has let fans know that its stores around the world will open up to two hours early to accommodate the iPhone 3G S' launch, while those eager to buy their phones at AT&T could receive theirs an hour earlier.


Apple stores holding fire sales on last-gen Mac notebooks

06/10/2009, 11:06 am

While Apple retail stores this week have been waiting on the first shipments of new Mac notebooks announced Monday, the company has quietly introduced end-of-life pricing on previous generation models to help its shops clear remaining inventory.


Last minute odds and ends: iPhone 3GS, notebooks, retail

06/08/2009, 11:06 am

With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference slated to begin in roughly two hours, a handful of last minute tips have surfaced regarding the naming scheme for the next iPhone, some brief changes to MacBook pricing that were quickly reversed, and reports of extended hours for retail staffers this week.


Apple's 2nd Beijing store to use classic Chinese design (photos)

06/03/2009, 06:06 pm

An architect's portfolio has purportedly revealed a very different design Apple's second retail store for China's capital city -- one that would embrace ancient traditions while thriving on the Mac maker's signature glass and metal.


5th Avenue store brings Apple $440 million per year

06/02/2009, 06:06 pm

Apple's two largest New York City retail stores are now known to be some of the town's largest retail cash cows, with the 5th Avenue flagship alone having drawn in $440 million in one year.


Apple launches new One to One personal training service

06/02/2009, 10:06 am

Apple on Tuesday detailed changes to its unparalleled retail-based personal training service designed to help customers get set up, get trained, and get going with new Macs purchased from the company's direct sales channels.


Popularity of Apple's One-to-One a reason for reform

06/01/2009, 07:06 pm

A series of changes to Apple's retail-based One-to-One training service slated to go into effect on Tuesday may have been driven in part by the popularity of the program, which is rapidly swelling to complex proportions.


Apple remodeling 100 stores with larger Genius Bars, displays

05/28/2009, 10:05 am

While the tough economy is prompting many retailers to cut back on their spending, Apple plans to pour millions into remodeling roughly 40% of its stores and will soon introduce new One-to-One services and other changes geared towards better customer service.


Apple to replace water-damaged iPhones for $199

05/05/2009, 06:05 pm

Careless iPhone owners who've submerged their handsets in some form of liquid can now take Apple up on an unadvertised policy that offers replacements for a flat fee of $199.


Photos reveal spacious interior of second Paris Apple store

05/04/2009, 03:05 pm

(ifoAppleStore) While Apple's first planned retail out in Paris was recently revealed as a window-less underground cavern, a second location under construction near the city’s Opera House is shaping up to be amongst the company's most impressive shops yet.


Apple curbing retail expansion as segment profits pour in

04/29/2009, 09:04 am

Apple has undoubtedly taken its foot off the accelerator when it comes to expanding its chain of 252 retail stores, but the move doesn't signal any weakness in customer interest or a pull-back from expanding the brand to new international locations.


A brief look inside Apple's upcoming Paris retail store

04/28/2009, 06:04 pm

One of Apple's most important, upcoming foreign retail stores has been given an early glimpse months ahead of its completion. We take an early look through photos.


Apple selling 22 iPhones, 28 Macs per store each day

04/15/2009, 09:04 am

Observations made at more than two dozen Apple retail stores over the last few weeks show Apple to be maintaining healthy sales of Macs and iPhones that aren't far off from rates seen during the lead-in to last year's holiday shopping season.


Apple to build second Chicago flagship retail store

04/13/2009, 09:04 am

Following 18 months of indecision, Apple has finalized plans to build another high-profile retail store in Chicago, agreeing on the site of an old gas station in the city's Clybourn Corridor shopping district.


Apple stores to ditch Windows EasyPay systems for iPhone tech

04/10/2009, 02:04 pm

Apple retail stores are looking to move away from Windows Mobile-based handheld checkout devices in favor of iPod touches with custom accessory add-ons, with a transition expected to follow the release of iPhone 3.0 later this year.


Microsoft's Lauren ad faked say bloggers

04/03/2009, 06:04 pm

Accusations are flying within the blogosphere that Microsoft simply faked its latest ad portraying a real buyer named Lauren shopping for a 17" notebook under $1000, who supposedly couldn't find what she was looking for in the Apple Store.


Apple stores now selling iPhone 3G without a contract

03/26/2009, 10:03 pm

Apple retail stores as of Thursday are selling unrestricted quantities of the iPhone 3G at the full, non-subsidized price of $599 for the 8GB version and $699 for the 16GB models.