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Apple shrouds Fifth Ave glass cube inside another cube as renovations begin

07/01/2011, 03:07 pm

Apple has constructed a second, temporary cube made of tarps to cover its iconic glass cube at its Fifth Avenue store, as construction to replace the structure has begun.


Apple retail to invade Hong Kong with massive two-story flagship shop

06/24/2011, 03:06 pm

Apple plans to make a big splash this fall with its first retail store in Hong Kong, a sprawling, double-decker outlet that will serve as the latest anchor shop at the high-profile International Finance Center (IFC) Mall.


Photos show major renovations in progress at Apple's Fifth Ave store

06/16/2011, 03:06 pm

This week, Apple began construction to replace the iconic 32-foot glass cube at its heavily trafficked retail store on Fifth Avenue, and AppleInsider offers a first look at the work in progress.


$6.7M effort to replace Apple's iconic Fifth Ave glass cube underway

06/16/2011, 10:06 am

Apple is hard at work on replacing and improving its iconic glass cube entrance to its store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, a project that will cost the company nearly $6.7 million.


Secret retail documents show Apple's 'intensive control,' meticulous planning

06/15/2011, 09:06 am

A new look at secret documents and details related to Apple's highly successful retail operations reveals inside information on the employee interview process, pay rates, training and store rules.


Apple 'actively recruiting' for replacement retail chief

06/14/2011, 03:06 pm

With Apple's retail operations continuing to expand and new features and improvements constantly being rolled out, the company revealed it is already working to find a replacement for the departure of Ron Johnson.


JC Penney nabs Apple's head of retail to become its new chief executive

06/14/2011, 12:06 pm

The head of Apple's retail operations, Ron Johnson, is set to depart Apple and will become the new president and chief executive of retailer J.C. Penney.


Pranksters affix Windows logo to upcoming Hamburg Apple Store

06/04/2011, 09:06 pm

A group of pranksters disguised themselves as construction workers on Saturday in order to post a Windows logo onto the facade of a future Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany.


Lawsuit accuses Broadway Apple Store employees of racial discrimination

05/25/2011, 12:05 pm

Apple is the target of a new lawsuit that claims employees of the company's Upper West Side store in New York City told two black men they were not welcome there.


Plans for Grand Central Apple Store are once again in motion

05/23/2011, 04:05 pm

Apple is reportedly still pursuing plans to build a new 15,000-square-foot retail store in New York's Grand Central Terminal.


In-store iPad 2 displays expected to save Apple time and money

05/23/2011, 12:05 pm

Apple's new interactive iPad 2 displays will not only create interest and generate sales for the touchscreen tablet, but they will also save the company money in the long run, one analyst believes.


Updated Apple Store iPhone app allows build to order Mac purchases

05/23/2011, 09:05 am

Apple on Monday updated its "Apple Store" application for the iPhone, offering the ability to order a custom Mac, and also more quickly receive help when at a retail store.


Apple's 'Retail 2.0' overhaul launches with interactive iPad displays

05/21/2011, 10:05 pm

Apple retail stores have taken the wraps off Apple's new retail upgrade, which makes use of interactive iPad displays to provide product information, pricing and features.


Apple to add build-to-order Mac options to 'Apple Store' iOS app - rumor

05/21/2011, 02:05 am

A new report claims that Apple plans to update its "Apple Store" retail app on iOS to include support for build-to-order Mac purchases during its retail overhaul this weekend.


Apple upgrading online store in-line with Sunday's retail system changes

05/20/2011, 09:05 pm

Apple has taken its online order status feature offline until May 22 ahead of a retail overhaul planned for the same day that will see store employees equipped with iPads and briefed on several pieces of new retail management software.


As Apple stores celebrate 10 years, some employees look to unionize

05/19/2011, 03:05 pm

A group calling itself the "Apple Retail Workers Union" is attempting to drum up support for its cause as Apple's retail business celebrates its first 10 years.


Apple to overhaul retail operations with iPads running new RetailMe software

05/18/2011, 10:05 am

Apple stores have been receiving stockpiles of iPad 2 units with magnetic Smart Covers, as Apple is prepared to equip its retail specialists with tablets for on-the-job use, AppleInsider has learned.


Sources: Apple gearing up for back-to-school promotion as early as next week

05/17/2011, 06:05 pm

Apple as early as next week will once again announce its annual back-to-school promotion that has historically offered a free or discounted iOS device to customers purchasing of a new Mac, an event that may prove to be one of the main topics of discussion at the much-hyped employee meetings set to be held at the company's retail stores this Sunday.


10th anniversary of retail could see Apple adopt NFC payments - rumor

05/17/2011, 11:05 am

With Apple said to be planning secret meetings and changes in its stores this coming weekend, a new rumor claims that the company could adopt near-field communication wireless transaction capabilities in its retail outlets.


More evidence suggests Apple has plans for 10th anniversary of retail

05/16/2011, 03:05 pm

Evidence continues to mount that Apple plans to do something to commemorate the tenth anniversary of its retail endeavors, though whether the event would be a new product unveiling or something else remains a mystery.