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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple's first D.C. store facing repeated opposition

12/30/2008, 11:12 am

The wait for Apple's first retail store in the nation's capital will reportedly drag on, as local preservationists have been unable to see eye-to-eye with the Mac maker on a design for the new shop.


Apple to begin work on first retail store in France

12/09/2008, 08:12 am

Apple will soon be free to move into a high-profile space in Paris that's expected to become home to the company's first retail store in France.


Apple opening first German retail store in Munich this weekend

12/01/2008, 12:12 pm

After two years in the making, Apple this weekend will open its first retail store in Germany, a multi-level flagship shop in the heart of Munich.


Apple a 'bright spot' during lackluster Black Friday kick-off

12/01/2008, 10:12 am

Although this year's holiday shopping season is expected to present challenges for many consumer-oriented hardware companies, Apple is already showing signs of bucking the trend with Black Friday Mac sales reported to be better than expected.


Early deals: $250 off new MacBook Pros, $325 off Office 2008

11/26/2008, 01:11 pm

Some Apple resellers are launching their Black Friday sales early this year, such as Mac Mall, which is offering up to $250 off new MacBook Pros, up to $149 off new MacBooks, up to $159 off new iMacs, and up to $179 off MacBook Airs. Amazon has also slashed the price of Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition by $325 (65%).


Apple's unadvertised retail store price matching policy

11/25/2008, 02:11 pm

In an effort not to be undersold on its own products this holiday shopping season, Apple is quietly re-conveying its long standing price-matching procedures to retail store staffers.


Apple, Palm taking different steps to reduce worker overhead

11/21/2008, 09:11 pm

While Apple is giving its phone rival Palm a drubbing in the market, both are now known to be scaling back their work commitments to employees -- though Apple is using creative reassignments to soften the perceived blow.


Apple may launch most aggressive Black Friday sale yet

11/12/2008, 02:11 pm

With Black Friday sale information from rival PC vendors beginning to leak online, experts at Barclays Capital say they expect Apple to counter the promotions with a more aggressive than usual one-day sale, offering deep discounts on a number of Mac models.


Sesame Street on iTunes; 4th NYC store building; DC back taxes

11/10/2008, 06:11 pm

Parents now have the option of buying full Sesame Street shows from iTunes to keep their children up to date. Meanwhile, Apple has started its earliest construction work on its fourth Manhattan-area retail store but still owes a hefty amount in back taxes for an unused Washington, DC location.


Apple outlines shift in strategy, rise in R&D spending, more

11/05/2008, 02:11 pm

Apple in its annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday outlined a number of new metrics on the company's business strategy, its retail operations, R&D investment, Snow Leopard-releated expenditures, worldwide operations, and more.


Apple pulls plug on plans for store near Empire State Building

11/04/2008, 03:11 pm

Apple has canceled plans to open an triple-decker retail store near the Empire State Building in New York City at the request of chief executive Steve Jobs, the New York Post is reporting.


One number holds the key to Apple Retail in 2009

10/17/2008, 09:10 am

A critical figure will emerge from Apple's conference call next Tuesday, when the company discloses how many new retail stores will open during fiscal 2009. The number will not only signify the electronics maker's commitment to reach even more customers, but will represent a wager -- big or small -- on a world economy in turmoil.


Apple launches "Field Trip to the Apple Store" program

10/08/2008, 12:10 pm

Apple continues to come up with innovative ways to introduce younger generations to its family of products, the latest of which invites teachers to book a field trip to a local Apple retail store ahead of the holiday shopping season.


Apple iPhone shoppers can now start buying process at home

09/23/2008, 03:09 pm

Apple this week announced its new "Begin at Home" iPhone buying procedure which is designed to help accelerate sales of the device during the upcoming holiday shopping season.


Microsoft calling up Gurus to take on Apple's Geniuses

09/05/2008, 06:09 pm

As part of its efforts to shore up Windows Vista's battered reputation, Microsoft has revealed plans for retail helpers that bear a strong resemblance to Apple's Genius Bar staff.


O2 UK sets pay-as-you-go iPhone 3G prices, launch info

09/01/2008, 01:09 pm

O2 has removed one of the barriers to wider iPhone 3G adoption in Britain with news on Monday of when and how it will offer its Pay & Go prepaid service for Apple's cellphone.


iPhone 3G sales hampered by Windows Mobile

08/22/2008, 07:08 pm

Sources within Apple's retail stores report that sales of the iPhone 3G are being slowed down by handhelds running Microsoft Windows Mobile/WinCE. That's because the stores have been selling new iPhones to customers using the old EasyPay, a problematic Pocket PC handheld computer that's causing employees lots of grief.


Next-gen MacBook Air CPU; Apple's SoHo neighbors complain

08/22/2008, 06:08 pm

Intel's Developer Forum has revealed the processors likely to underpin the first refresh of the MacBook Air ultraportable. At the same time, residents near Apple's SoHo retail store in New York City allege that its frequent concerts are ruining the neighbourhood.


Apple stores now open at 8 A.M. to handle iPhone 3G demand

07/26/2008, 12:07 pm

All of Apple's US retail outlets are now in a permanent launch mode and will open as much as two hours earlier each day to accommodate the unprecedented demand for the new iPhone. Also, at least some locations are now giving customers rainchecks for the day's iPhone 3G stock.


Tight supply of iPhone 3G leaves customers waiting for hours

07/24/2008, 11:07 am

Two weeks after it launched on July 11, the iPhone 3G is still hard to find in the US. Many Apple retail stores have no supplies at all, leaving buyers to track down the stores that do have remaining stock and wait in slow moving lines that stretched out for five hours.