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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple erases Personal Shopping retail program

11/02/2010, 06:11 pm

Apple has ended the Personal Shopping program in its retail stores, removing all mention of the service online and within its Apple Store iOS app.


Apple Stores to use new Concierge app for customer check-ins [u]

10/25/2010, 10:10 pm

Apple retail stores will soon launch a new wireless check-in service that will allow employees to manage a queue of customers using a custom iOS app called Concierge, according to a new report.


Apple's largest mall-based US store opening Oct. 16

10/12/2010, 10:10 pm

Apple announced Tuesday that its newly redesigned Apple Retail Store in Saint Louis, Mo., which will feature a first-of-its-kind lounge area, will open Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.


New 'lounge' concept coming to future Apple Store

10/08/2010, 01:10 pm

A new Apple Store in St. Louis, Mo., could include a new feature previously unseen at the company's retail locations: a "lounge" area with free Wi-Fi.


Thousands line up for China iPhone 4 launch

09/25/2010, 10:09 am

Over a thousand people waited in line Saturday for the grand opening of Beijing's Xidan Joy City store and the launch of the iPhone 4 in China.


$24K stolen from Illinois Apple Store, 1M iPhones sold in South Korea

09/22/2010, 02:09 pm

Burglars stole more than $24,000 in merchandise from an Apple store in Naperville, Ill., on Wednesday, and wireless carrier KT Corp. announced that it has sold more than a million iPhones in South Korea.


iPhone 4 to launch in China on Sept. 25, 2 new stores to open

09/19/2010, 10:09 pm

Apple announced Sunday that the iPhone 4 will be available in China starting Saturday, September 25 at 8 a.m. The launch will coincide with the openings of the Hong Kong Plaza Apple Store in Shanghai and the Xidan Joy City Apple Store in Beijing.


Crowds gather for China iPad launch, China Unicom starts iPhone 4 preorders

09/17/2010, 12:09 am

Chinese Apple fans braved heavy rain Friday morning to be the first to purchase the Wi-Fi iPad from Apple. China Unicom began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 Friday at 10 a.m.


iPhone 4 remains sold out at half of Apple's US retail stores

08/12/2010, 08:08 am

The iPhone 4 remains in limited stock at Apple's U.S. retail stores seven weeks after its launch, suggesting that "antennagate" has done little to slow sales.


Browser-based 'jailbreak' website blocked at Apple retail stores

08/06/2010, 03:08 pm

After a number of pranksters uploaded videos of themselves "jailbreaking" demo iOS devices on display at Apple's retail stores, the company has blocked access to the website from its networks.


iPad boosts Apple retail revenue 73%; new London store photographed

08/04/2010, 10:08 am

Apple's retail store revenue increased 72.8 percent year over year to $2.58 billion in the June quarter, an increase attributed to consumer demand for the iPad. The company's retail expansion will continue this Saturday with the opening of its largest U.K. store in Covent Garden.


Apple plots new strategy to target small businesses through retail stores

07/22/2010, 10:07 am

Apple has begun to focus on small, local businesses as part of a newly evolved strategy that aims to expand the company's sales past the consumer market.


Apple rumored to improve Genius Bar service with shorter wait times

07/14/2010, 02:07 pm

Apple is said to be prepping major changes to the Genius Bar at its brick-and-mortar retail stores, in hopes of offering customers shorter wait times and quick overnight repairs.


Apple Retail tells employees something big is on the way

07/13/2010, 06:07 pm

Apple is drumming up excitement amongst its retail employees, hinting this week that something revolutionary will soon be introduced within its international chain of brick-and-mortar shops.


New Shanghai store represents Apple's push for traction in China

07/12/2010, 03:07 pm

Apple over the weekend opened its second retail store in China, signifying that the Cupertino, Calif., company is prepared to step up its expansion into the nation.


Former Apple Retail mastermind jumps ship from Microsoft to Tesla

07/08/2010, 02:07 pm

George Blankenship, the strategic genius behind Apple's booming retail segment, lasted only a year attempting to jumpstart a similar effort at rival Microsoft before being lured away from the software giant to architect the retail experience for upstart Tesla Motors.


iPhone 4 lines at Apple stores grow as early deliveries arrive

06/23/2010, 11:06 am

Less than 24 hours before the official launch of the iPhone 4, lines of customers camped out at Apple stores continue to grow, while many who preordered online began receiving their handset Wednesday.


Apple: don't forget to pick up your iPhone 4

06/21/2010, 01:06 pm

Customers who reserved iPhone 4 at their nearby Apple retail store received an email reminder today to actually pickup their new phone on Thursday, along with an apology for any pricing issues that might have been involved in the AT&T authorization meltdown last week.


Apple releases retail store software in App Store

06/15/2010, 08:06 am

Apple on Tuesday released a new retail store application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, allowing customers to find local stores, purchase products, read customer reviews and more.


Apple rumored to launch retail store iPhone app on Tuesday

06/14/2010, 10:06 am

Apple as early as tomorrow may launch a new app that will allow customers to manage Genius bar reservations and pre-order the new iPhone 4 from their existing Apple handset or iPod touch.