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Samsung says it wasn't involved with 'Wake Up' Apple Store flashmob

04/27/2012, 03:04 pm

Samsung has publicly disassociated itself with a "Wake Up" flashmob protest that was held outside of an Apple retail store in Australia earlier this week.


Apple wants to patent glass design of Upper West Side NYC store

04/26/2012, 11:04 am

Apple continues to seek patents for the designs of its one-of-a-kind flagship retail stores, with the latest application related to the curved glass roof of the Upper West Side location in New York City.


New Apple retail chief John Browett receives $61M in stock rights

04/25/2012, 12:04 pm

Apple's new senior vice president of retail, John Browett, has officially begun work at his new company, and was issued about $61 million worth of restricted stock.


First look at Walmart's Apple store-within-a-store

04/16/2012, 04:04 pm

Some of the first pictures of Walmart's new Apple store-within-a-store concept hit the web on Monday, showing a layout and design similar to Apple's clean and ordered retail outlets.


'World's biggest' Apple retail store coming to Dalian, China

03/29/2012, 03:03 pm

A mall in Dalian, China, has begun advertising that the "world's biggest" Apple Store is set to open in the near future.


MacMall giving away $14K in products during launch of first Chicago retail store

03/26/2012, 11:03 am

Defying a trend that has long seen independent Apple resellers shutter their shops in the face of stiff competition from the Mac maker's own thriving retail operation, MacMall this weekend will continue with a rare expansion of its retail footprint with the launch of its first brick-and-mortar retail store outside Southern California.


Best Buy sells nearly as many iPhones as Apple does directly

03/23/2012, 08:03 am

While most iPhone buyers make their purchase from their wireless carrier, Best Buy plays nearly as important a role in iPhone sales as Apple's own direct sales, according to a new survey.


Customers, press amass for launch of Apple's new iPad

03/16/2012, 08:03 am

The launch of Apple's new iPad has once again drawn massive crowds and a blitz of media attention as customers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak queued up to buy the third-generation device.


Apple announces new iPad will go on sale at 8 a.m. local time on Friday

03/14/2012, 08:03 am

When the new iPad goes on sale in the U.S. and nine other countries this Friday, it will become available at 8 a.m. local time, Apple announced on Wednesday.


Steve Jobs originally envisioned Apple Stores as targeting creative professionals

03/08/2012, 03:03 am

Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson convinced the late Steve Jobs to abandon a plan to focus the company's retail business on creative professionals and instead cater to all types of customers.


AppleCare+ for iPad offers 2 years of coverage for $99

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

New iPad buyers can now opt for two years of coverage for their iPad, including repairs and technical support, for $99 with AppleCare+.


March 16 opening of new Houston Apple Store 'may coincide' with iPad launch

03/01/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple's new retail store in Houston, Tex., is expected to open on March 16, prompting speculation that Apple could make its third-generation iPad available for sale that same Friday.


New Apple Stores to open in Europe, Australia and North America

02/24/2012, 10:02 pm

Amid record earnings and continually strong sales at its retail outlets, Apple is reportedly planning to open stores in Stockholm, Vancouver and South Perth, while rumors point to a second Seattle location.


Apple's first Amsterdam retail store set to open March 3

02/22/2012, 03:02 pm

In just a week and a half, Apple will expand its retail operations to its 12th country when a new storefront opens in the Netherlands.


Apple earned $1 out of every $5 US consumers spent on electronics this holiday

02/13/2012, 03:02 pm

During the busy holiday shopping season, Apple accounted for 19 percent, or nearly one in five, of all U.S. consumer dollars spent on electronics, according to the NPD Group.


Workers' rights petitions delivered to Apple's Grand Central store

02/09/2012, 04:02 pm

As promised, activists on Thursday hand-delivered signed petitions to Apple's store in Grand Central Terminal, which were politely accepted by retail employees.


Worker abuse petitions to be delivered Thursday at Apple's Grand Central store

02/08/2012, 02:02 pm

An activist group plans to hold demonstrations at Apple retail stores around the world Thursday, with a main gathering held at Apple's Grand Central Terminal location, to highlight claims of worker abuse by the iPhone maker's overseas component suppliers.


European Apple resellers say lack of inventory is putting them out of business

02/08/2012, 09:02 am

Apple's network of authorized "Premium Resellers" across Europe have complained that they are no longer a priority since Apple began expanding its own retail locations.


Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms

02/01/2012, 08:02 pm

As some pundits have questioned the wisdom in Apple's decision to bring an outsider in as its new Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly defended the hiring in an email, noting that he talked to many people and Dixons CEO John Browett was "the best by far."


Apple hires Dixons Retail CEO John Browett as new SVP of Retail

01/31/2012, 02:01 am

Apple announced on Monday that it had hired John Browett, former CEO at European Technology Retailer Dixons, to be its new Senior Vice President of Retail, a move that reflects the company's increased focus on its overseas retail operations.