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Topic: Apple Store

Microsoft's retail store chain flounders in stark contrast to busy Apple Stores

10/06/2015, 07:10 pm

Nearly six years have passed since Microsoft began opening retail outlets patterned after Apple's blockbuster retail locations. However, the now 116 Microsoft Stores are still a pale imitation to Apple's own retail network of 460 locations, often featuring more employees than customers as the firm's products have failed to excite and attract buyers.


Apple's new San Francisco, Union Square store tops out its steel skeleton

09/24/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple's new flagship retail store in San Francisco's Union Square shopping district has now topped out its metal frame, providing this weekend's iPhone 6s shoppers with a glimpse of where they will soon line up for their next Apple product.


Apple says iPhone 6s units will be available for walk-in purchases at stores this Friday

09/21/2015, 08:09 am

Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available to purchase at Apple retail stores, carrier stores, and select authorized resellers starting this Friday, Apple has announced.


Apple Watch to debut in Ireland, Austria & Denmark Sept. 25

09/19/2015, 02:09 pm

International expansion of the Apple Watch continues, with a trio of countries --Ireland, Austria and Denmark -- to gain access to the wearable this coming Friday, Sept. 25.


Apple's newly renovated campus store to sell iPhone and Apple Watch, now open Saturdays

09/18/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple gave employees a first look at its new campus store on Friday, revealing an interior layout, aesthetic and product offering more in line current Apple Stores, with dashes of upcoming changes envisioned by retail chief Angela Ahrendts and CDO Jony Ive sprinkled throughout.


iPhone 6 & 6 Plus cases will fit Apple's new iPhone 6s models

09/14/2015, 12:09 pm

With only minor tweaks to the design of the iPhone 6, cases designed for last year's handset should properly fit the iPhone 6s series when it launches later this month, meaning upgraders won't need to buy new accessories.


Everything you need to know before preordering Apple's iPhone 6s tonight

09/11/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will go up for preorders in just a few hours, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, or 3:01 a.m. Eastern. To help, AppleInsider has compiled a checklist so you can snag your phone of choice on launch day.


DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land at Apple Store

09/01/2015, 02:09 pm

DJI's latest generation of "prosumer" drones, the Phantom 3 series, marks the company's debut among the handpicked lineup of iOS-connected accessories available to buy direct from Apple.


Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

08/27/2015, 08:08 pm

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.


Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

08/17/2015, 09:08 am

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.


Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.


Apple integrates online store with main website in major redesign

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.


Apple removes Nest Learning Thermostat from online, retail stores in potential HomeKit push

07/23/2015, 07:07 pm

A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.


Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.


Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school promotion in internal video

07/18/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.


Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

07/16/2015, 04:07 pm

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.


Apple's new Hong Kong store to open on July 30

07/16/2015, 12:07 am

Apple will open its fourth Apple Store location in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 30, the company announced through its retail website, with the three-story Canton Road outlet expected to be one of the largest in Asia.


New gold, dark blue and hot pink colors come to Apple's iPod nano, shuffle & touch lineups

07/15/2015, 11:07 am

All three devices in Apple's existing iPod lineup --the iPod nano, shuffle and touch --gained three new color options on Wednesday. And while the iPod touch's internal components were overhauled, the iPod nano and shuffle specifications remain unchanged.


Apple launches new iPod touch with 64-bit A8 CPU, 8MP camera, M8 motion coprocessor & 128GB capacity

07/15/2015, 11:07 am

Apple on Wednesday overhauled its iPod touch lineup for the first time in years, debuting a new high-end $399 model with a 128-gigabyte capacity, while giving all versions a 64-bit A8 processor, M8 motion coprocessor, and 8-megapixel rear camera.


iPod shipping times slip ahead of Apple's anticipated Tuesday update with new colors

07/13/2015, 03:07 pm

Shipping times for some iPod models -- mostly for the iPod touch -- have lengthened at Apple's U.S. online store ahead of an anticipated refresh on Tuesday, during which Apple is expected to add new colors and upgrade the Touch's internals.