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Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on sale at US Apple Stores

02/03/2016, 01:02 pm

The Square Contactless and Chip Reader -- compatible with Apple Pay -- arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple's online storefront.

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New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize Apple for preserving historic NYC buildings

02/03/2016, 08:02 am

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award will be Apple, in recognition of the company's preservation and restoration of notable historic structures in New York City.

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Apple Stores reportedly stall growth at top US shopping malls

02/02/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple Stores, which consistently rank among the most profitable retail outlets per square foot, are reportedly bogging down growth at a chain of upscale shopping malls across the U.S.

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Apple's third Turkish retail store to open in 2016, report says

01/28/2016, 07:01 pm

Plans are in motion to open a third Apple Store outlet in Turkey, which according to a Thursday report will be located in the upscale Emaar Square shopping mall currently under construction in Istanbul's Asian Side.

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Angela Ahrendts treats Apple Store employees like execs, retained 81% of workforce in 2015

01/28/2016, 02:01 am

Apple Stores saw employee retention rates of 81 percent coming out of 2015, the highest ever recorded according to retail chief Angela Ahrendts, who attributes the statistic to a feeling of connectedness unique to Apple.

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Fake Apple retail stores on the decline in China

01/26/2016, 01:01 pm

As Apple has expanded its retail presence in China, the number of knockoff locations falsely parading as official Apple Stores has declined in the city of Shenzhen, a new report reveals.

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Apple to open 33rd Chinese Apple Store in Qingdao on Jan. 30

01/25/2016, 04:01 am

Apple is closing in on its goal of opening 40 new Apple Stores in Greater China by mid-2016, on Sunday announcing a 33rd location that will commence operations later this month in Qingdao.

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Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

01/22/2016, 02:01 pm

New data from Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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Hermes, Apple begin selling exclusive Apple Watch collection online [u]

01/22/2016, 01:01 pm

Availability of the Apple Watch Hermès has expanded online, as the French fashion house is now selling its exclusive collection of custom wearables via its website, and Apple has also joined into the fray [updated]

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Two new Chinese Apple Stores set to open in Nanjing & Guangzhou on Jan. 16

01/10/2016, 10:01 pm

Continuing an accelerated expansion in the region, Apple will launch two more Chinese stores this Saturday, the first in Nanjing and the second in Guangzhou, both at 10 a.m. local time.

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Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent" by federal judge

01/08/2016, 03:01 pm

A class action lawsuit claiming that AppleCare service plans were a "fraudulent and unlawful scheme" has been rejected by U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who portrayed the case as a contrived invention "for the purpose of initiating this lawsuit."

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Apple continues expansion in second-tier Chinese cities with new Shenyang store

01/04/2016, 10:01 am

Chinese consumers in the country's frigid northeastern region will soon have another Apple Store to visit, as the company is set to open its second location in Shenyang on Saturday.

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Apple to host artistic iPhone photography & iPad illustration workshops at retail stores

12/30/2015, 10:12 am

Apple is beginning a new series of retail workshops meant to teach its customers more artistic skills, not just technical ones, according to an announcement.

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Oregon police bust crime ring attempting to ship $750K+ worth of iPhones to Hong Kong

12/24/2015, 08:12 am

Tipped off by a suspect buying hundreds of iPhones with Apple gift cards, police in Oregon have cracked down on an organized crime ring that they say was shipping handsets to Hong Kong where they were to be sold on the black market.

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Third floor opens at IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong

12/22/2015, 09:12 am

Apple has opened its anticipated third floor at the IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong, providing even more space at one of the company's flagship locations.

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Expansion to new third floor nearly complete at Apple Store in Hong Kong's IFC Mall

12/16/2015, 08:12 am

Apple's first retail store in Hong Kong will soon offer three floors of shopping space, once renovations are completed at the IFC Mall location.

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Apple to open its 28th store in China on Dec. 12 in Nanning

12/08/2015, 11:12 am

Apple is set to launch a new Chinese Apple Store on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the southern city of Nanning, situated in Guangxi province.

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Apple Stores expand high-end audio offering with Devialet Phantom 'implosive' speakers

12/08/2015, 09:12 am

High-end French audio firm Devialet on Tuesday announced immediate availability of its highly acclaimed, just-under-$2,000 Phantom Implosive Sound Center at select U.S. Apple Stores, with wide availability to follow in 2016.

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Apple's Craig Federighi talks Hour of Code, dismisses findings on value of educational tech spending

12/07/2015, 10:12 am

Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, promoted the company's participation in Code.org's annual Hour of Code events in a Monday interview, while downplaying suggestions that school spending on technology hasn't provided any meaningful advantages over regular education.

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Ginza Apple Store calls off promotional event in wake of bomb threat

12/07/2015, 08:12 am

The Ginza Apple Store in Tokyo was forced to cancel an event on Sunday following the delivery of an anonymous letter, which threatened a bombing unless the event was called off.

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