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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple prepares for first Microsoft store by updating its own

09/23/2009, 03:09 pm

In what could be viewed as a preemptive strike, Apple has closed its store in Mission Viejo, Calif., for renovations -- the same store that will be located near one of Microsoft's first retail outlets.


Apple to open retail store in U.S. hedge fund capital (photos)

09/15/2009, 07:09 pm

Apple has begun construction of a new retail store along the upscale Greenwich Avenue in Connecticut, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the new location.


Manhattan's Upper West Side to have Apple Store this year

08/25/2009, 11:08 am

Plans are in motion for Apple's fourth Manhattan store to open this year on the Upper West Side, as other retailers struggle through an ongoing recession.


Briefly: Apple lobbies government, Fifth Ave. store sales booming

08/24/2009, 11:08 am

Apple spent $390,000 lobbying the U.S. government on stimulus and education funding in this year's second quarter; while a new report says the company's Fifth Avenue store rakes in $350 million annually.


Despite revenue decline, Apple Stores "turn the corner" - report

08/05/2009, 10:08 am

Apple's retail stores continued their year-over-year revenue slide last quarter, but a new report predicts that the brick-and-mortar locations could show growth again before the end of 2009, thanks, in part, to Windows switchers.


First Apple, Microsoft retail stores to face off in California

07/29/2009, 09:07 am

Microsoft plans to compete directly against an already-established Apple Store in Mission Viejo, Calif., as the Windows maker announced this week its first two planned retail store locations, scheduled to open this fall.


Microsoft stores to mimic Apple's with "Guru Bars"

07/24/2009, 09:07 pm

A leaked presentation has exposed Microsoft's tentative plans for its retail stores -- and the high degree to which they'll imitate Apple stores, down to their layouts and even the presence of a dedicated "Guru Bar" for help.


Apple retail stores continue to attract new Mac buyers

07/22/2009, 03:07 pm

Apple's 254 retail locations managed to sell 492,000 Macs to 38.6 million store visitors during the June quarter, with half of those sales going to customers who had never before owned a Mac.


Key Apple retail exec now shaping Microsoft stores

07/20/2009, 06:07 pm

Once one of the cornerstones of Apple's early retail efforts, real estate expert George Blankenship has switched sides and is now providing advice to Microsoft on plans for its own stores.


Microsoft stores to open near Apple's; Steve Jobs at Coldplay gig

07/15/2009, 06:07 pm

In a not-so-subtle move, Microsoft says its retail stores will deliberately open near those run by Apple. Also, Steve Jobs has shown a rare public display of his love of music by attending a Coldplay concert, and the first Apple store in Canada's capital city is due to open this Saturday.


Police release surveillance videos of Apple Store shooting suspect

07/06/2009, 12:07 pm

Arlington County police are still looking for the armed suspect who shot and seriously wounded an Apple employee at the Apple Store Clarendon this past friday and have released a pair of surveillance videos to the public that could aid their search.


Breaking: shot fired, one wounded at Virginia-based Apple Store

07/03/2009, 11:07 am

An unidentified man fired at least one shot at the Apple Store Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia shortly after the store opened Friday morning, wounding at least one, a person with knowledge of the situation tells AppleInsider.


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.