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Topic: Apple Retail

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.


Apple laying off 50 sales staff due to economy, enterprise

03/09/2009, 07:03 pm

After making itself appear impervious to economic conditions, Apple has reportedly shown 50 enterprise sales workers the exit in a low-key move that refocuses the company.


Apple retail keeps it green during fire sale [updated]

03/07/2009, 09:03 am

In its latest effort to positively impact the environment, Apple's retail stores have initiated a new "no plastic bags" policy to cut back on the amount of unnecessary packaging it dumps in the hands of shoppers. [Updated 3/9 with image of poster card]


Georgetown Apple Store moves closer to reality (rendering)

03/05/2009, 05:03 pm

After five sets of plans for a proposed Apple retail store in Washington D.C. were shot down, the Old Georgetown Board has finally given Apple its stamp of approval on a design that it feels will best fit into the surrounding neighborhood.


iPhone 2nd in US retail; China iPhone deal already struck?

02/24/2009, 09:02 pm

Apple is just short of the top spot for US phone sales in stores. Also, China Unicom may be close to a long-awaited deal for the iPhone in its country, the Boston area is slated for another Apple store, and iFixit has broken with tradition to tear down an Amazon Kindle 2.


Apple settles disability lawsuit over San Francisco store

02/17/2009, 04:02 pm

Apple has agreed to make changes to its San Francisco store and retrain its entire retail workforce as part of a settlement in a long-running disability lawsuit filed by two wheelchair-bound customers.


Apple to showcase top iPhone apps, games at retail stores

02/12/2009, 04:02 pm

As part of a software-oriented reorganization of its worldwide retail chain, Apple plans to start highlighting some of the App Store's most popular offerings by equipping demo units with the shop's most downloaded games and applications on a regular basis.


Apple Stores shifting focus to software in bid for switchers

02/12/2009, 10:02 am

Apple plans to rearrange the layout of its retail stores to place a greater emphasis on its consumer software offerings in an effort to convert even more customers to the Mac.