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Topic: Apple Retail

Philadelphia's first Apple store moves closer to reality

11/03/2009, 11:11 am

Apple's long-awaited plans to bring a retail store to the City of Brotherly Love look to be near realization, with the company now hiring employees and obtaining permits.


Exclusive look at Apple's new iPod touch-based EasyPay checkout

11/03/2009, 09:11 am

(ifoAppleStore) Within two weeks, Apple stores will begin retiring their current Windows CE-based portable computers and start using a custom-designed and crafted iPod touch to check out customers. AppleInsider has a first look at the new system.


Apple's first France store to open November 7th - reports

10/28/2009, 08:10 pm

While Apple has yet to make it official, multiple reports are saying that the electronics maker plans to cut the ribbon on its first French retail shop -- a flagship location located beside the historic Louvre museum in Paris-- on November 7.


Fourth Manhattan Apple Store shrouded with 'red curtain'

10/27/2009, 03:10 pm

In preparing to reveal its latest New York City flagship store at 67th and Broadway, Apple has covered the massive glass building with a picture of a red curtain to tease passers by.


Apple to extend full health benefits to its part-time employees

10/27/2009, 01:10 pm

Starting in January 2010, part-time Apple employees who have been with the company for one year will receive full medical insurance coverage, as part of their compensation.


Apple to spend $4 million on Chicago subway station renovations

10/26/2009, 10:10 am

Apple has reportedly agreed to spend more than $4 million to renovate a Chicago subway station adjacent to a future Apple Store site, and also earned the right of first refusal to name the public transit stop.


Exclusive photos, video from Microsoft Store grand opening

10/22/2009, 02:10 pm

Microsoft debuted its first retail store in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday to coincide with the launch of Windows 7, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos, video and details from the grand opening event.


Apple may not be Microsoft's biggest retail challenge

10/15/2009, 04:10 pm

Microsoft's retail and hardware partnerships may hinder its expansion into the retail space, as it seeks to compete with Apple's brick-and-mortar locations.


Disney turns to Apple's Steve Jobs to spark retail magic

10/13/2009, 07:10 am

As Disney attempts to get more aggressive in the retail space, the entertainment giant has relied on its connection with Apple in hopes of recreating some of the Mac maker's retail magic.


Microsoft flashing green in bid to poach Apple Retail experts

09/26/2009, 02:09 pm

As Microsoft attempts to enter the retail landscape and compete head-to-head with Apple, the software giant is reportedly courting Apple Store employees with one of its greatest assets: cold, hard cash.


Broadway Apple Store flyover; Washington walk-out averted

09/25/2009, 10:09 am

Aerial footage shows off a special roof on the upcoming Apple Store at 67th and Broadway; and a potential employee walk-out at a Washington Apple Store has reportedly been resolved.


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.