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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.


Lawsuit accuses SoHo Apple store of discriminating against employee

12/29/2010, 10:12 am

A former employee of Apple's retail store in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming she was discriminated against after she took a medical leave of absence.


Several Apple retail stores fall victim to smash-and-grab burglaries [u]

12/14/2010, 09:12 pm

A burglary at the Apple Store in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday morning is the latest in a string of smash-and-grab burglaries targeting Apple's retail stores.


Apple's first retail store is pilgrimage site for fans

12/10/2010, 11:12 am

Apple's first retail store in Glendale, Calif., has attained cult status, as passionate fans of the company frequent the site solely because of its status as Apple Store No. 1.


Architectural drawings reveal Apple's $1.7M Berkeley, Calif., store

12/07/2010, 03:12 pm

Apple will spend $1.7 million to renovate a building for its new store in Northern California with 4,455 square feet of retail space, plans associated with the store have shown.


Florida man accuses Apple store of age discrimination

12/03/2010, 02:12 pm

A Florida man in his 60s has sued Apple, alleging that he was denied promotions when he worked at the company's retail store because of his age.


Retailers building their own iPod touch, iPad POS systems

12/02/2010, 06:12 pm

Apple's open, third party iOS ecosystem is enabling retailers to build mobile point of sale devices based on the iPod touch independently of the EasyPay solution used in its own retail stores, with new retail applications of the iPad also in progress.


Briefly: Orange UK subsidizing iPad, iPhone 4 Torx screws, Apple Store burglarized

11/22/2010, 09:11 pm

Wireless operator Orange UK announced that it will soon offer a discounted iPad with a data service plan, while reports indicate that Apple has begun changing the screws on the iPhone 4 to the less user-accessible Torx screw. Finally, burglars broke into an Apple Store in Pittsburgh, Penn., making off with over $10,000 in merchandise.


Leaked Apple dead pixel policy allows two for iPad, none for iPhone

11/05/2010, 03:11 pm

Apple's official internal policy on replacing devices with dead LCD pixels leaked this week, revealing that the company will replace an iPhone if it has just one dead pixel, while an iPad must have at least three to qualify.


Apple erases Personal Shopping retail program

11/02/2010, 06:11 pm

Apple has ended the Personal Shopping program in its retail stores, removing all mention of the service online and within its Apple Store iOS app.


Apple Stores to use new Concierge app for customer check-ins [u]

10/25/2010, 10:10 pm

Apple retail stores will soon launch a new wireless check-in service that will allow employees to manage a queue of customers using a custom iOS app called Concierge, according to a new report.


Apple's largest mall-based US store opening Oct. 16

10/12/2010, 10:10 pm

Apple announced Tuesday that its newly redesigned Apple Retail Store in Saint Louis, Mo., which will feature a first-of-its-kind lounge area, will open Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.


New 'lounge' concept coming to future Apple Store

10/08/2010, 01:10 pm

A new Apple Store in St. Louis, Mo., could include a new feature previously unseen at the company's retail locations: a "lounge" area with free Wi-Fi.


Thousands line up for China iPhone 4 launch

09/25/2010, 10:09 am

Over a thousand people waited in line Saturday for the grand opening of Beijing's Xidan Joy City store and the launch of the iPhone 4 in China.


$24K stolen from Illinois Apple Store, 1M iPhones sold in South Korea

09/22/2010, 02:09 pm

Burglars stole more than $24,000 in merchandise from an Apple store in Naperville, Ill., on Wednesday, and wireless carrier KT Corp. announced that it has sold more than a million iPhones in South Korea.