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Topic: Apple Retail

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.


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.