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Apple to offer in-store launch day pickup option for Apple Watch preorders

04/04/2015, 01:04 am

After announcing online Apple Watch preorders would commence on April 10, Apple on Friday said it will allow buyers to pick up their reserved device at brick-and-mortar locations on April 24, launch day.

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Apple Watch preorders will begin after 12:01 a.m. Pacific on April 10

04/03/2015, 01:04 pm

Preorders for the forthcoming Apple Watch will begin just after midnight Pacific Time in one week, on next Friday, April 10, Apple has revealed.

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Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters weak public reception

04/01/2015, 10:04 am

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

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Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program

04/01/2015, 04:04 am

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

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Apple Stores will cater to Apple Watch Edition buyers with 30 minutes of hands-on time

03/25/2015, 03:03 pm

Starting April 10, standard appointments for sampling Apple Watch will run 15 minutes, but shoppers interested in the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition will get a half-hour to see how it looks and fits.

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Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail store at San Francisco's Union Square

03/24/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.

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Photo allegedly reveals Apple Store demo kit for trying on in-ear headphones

03/20/2015, 03:03 pm

A new photo, published on Friday, shows what is claimed to be a demonstration kit Apple Stores will soon use for customers to try on in-ear headphones, something that might otherwise be uncomfortable or unsanitary.

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Apple puts up in-store graphics for Apple Watch, new 12" MacBook ahead of April debut

03/13/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple Stores around the world installed new backlit displays Thursday night, showing off the company's latest and greatest products, including the Apple Watch and an all new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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Apple online outage impacts retail outlets in US, Europe

03/12/2015, 10:03 am

The extended outage of Apple's online services on Wednesday appears to have impacted not just its online stores, but also its retail outlets, which suffered problems conducting basic business operations.

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Apple removes Nike FuelBand, Jawbone UP from stores ahead of Apple Watch debut

03/11/2015, 08:03 pm

Apple has phased out fitness bands like Nike's FuelBand and Jawbone's UP from its retail store offerings as the company prepares to enter the wearables market with Apple Watch.

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Booming retail sales enable Apple to negotiate low rent prices at malls

03/10/2015, 09:03 pm

The popularity of Apple's retail outlets has enabled the company to negotiate extremely low rent rates at malls, which in turn benefit from the additional foot traffic.

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Apple hikes international prices in response to fluctuating exchange rates

03/10/2015, 12:03 pm

In reaction to the strength of the U.S. dollar, Apple has the raised prices at a number of its international online stores, including prices in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Portugal.

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Apple's next Chinese Apple Store to open in Chongqing on March 7

03/02/2015, 03:03 am

As part of plans to triple its retail presence in China by mid-2016, Apple on Sunday announced that Chongqing's MixC mall will play host to the country's next Apple Store.

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Apple takes top spot in online order fulfillment in Q4 with average ship time of 2.5 days

02/26/2015, 07:02 pm

In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders.

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SoHo Apple Store holds workshops with fashionistas and artists as New York Fashion Week wraps up

02/16/2015, 08:02 pm

Starting Monday, the SoHo Apple Store will play host to fashion industry insiders as an unofficial extension of New York's Fashion Week, with special in-store discussions on creativity, style and digital media running through Thursday.

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Major physical changes could be coming to Apple stores as Angela Ahrendts era is in full swing

02/03/2015, 01:02 pm

Under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, Apple is said to be considering major changes to the layout of its retail locations, which may be implemented at some locations in time for the debut of the Apple Watch.

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Apple Store employees to get updated attire, go 'back to blue' starting Feb. 2

01/27/2015, 11:01 pm

Starting Feb. 2, customers walking into an Apple Store may notice something a little different as employees are expected to wear newly designed crew neck or polo shirts in a familiar shade of blue, but with repositioned and resized white Apple logos.

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Apple sharpens focus on art, harmony with Chongqing Apple Store mural

01/26/2015, 07:01 pm

A week after Apple used a work of calligraphy to promote its latest Chinese Apple Store in Hangzhou, the company is again turning to art to tout a soon to open outlet, this time wrapping a mural around the new Chongqing location's iconic glass cylinder entryway.

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Huge crowds gather for Apple Store grand opening in Hangzhou, China

01/24/2015, 04:01 am

Apple opened the doors to its new West Lake Apple Store in China on Saturday, letting throngs of eager customers into one of the company's largest retail outlets in Asia.

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Apple features calligrapher who created Hangzhou Apple Store mural in 'About the Artist' video

01/23/2015, 02:01 am

Apple on Thursday posted to its YouTube channel a translated version of a promo video featuring artist Wang Dongling, initially created for the Chinese market in celebration of the unveiling of a new West Lake Apple Store in Hangzhou.

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