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Topic: Apple Store

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New Chinese Apple Store offers taste of upcoming San Francisco flagship

01/20/2015, 05:01 am

Apple on Tuesday removed protective barriers shielding its new Apple Store in Hangzhou, China, revealing a huge glass facade that opens into a split-level interior closely mirroring renderings depicting the tech giant's forthcoming San Francisco flagship location.


iPod shuffle shortages caused by supplier changes, Apple has no plans to ax its cheapest media player

01/09/2015, 02:01 pm

Though recent shortages of the iPod shuffle caused concern that Apple might discontinue its clip-on media player, a new report reveals that the issues are only temporary, as a result of a supplier change.


Apple catches up with iPhone 6 demand, US online store lists all models 'in stock'

01/09/2015, 08:01 am

Consumers in the United States will no longer face a backlog when purchasing an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Apple's online store, as supplies of the popular smartphones appear to have reached parity with demand nearly four months after their release.


Apple begins selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models

01/06/2015, 08:01 am

The Apple Store has begun selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models at unsubsidized prices, offering customers the ability to purchase without a T-Mobile SIM card.


Apple hands out MacBook Airs, iPads, Beats headphones in 2015 "Lucky Bag" promotion

01/02/2015, 02:01 am

For its New Year's Fukubukuro "Lucky Bag 2015" promotion in Japan, Apple doled out big-ticket items like 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, Beats headphones and more to buyers paying an entry fee of about $300.


Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' lawsuits following Supreme Court ruling

12/30/2014, 05:12 pm

Citing a recent Supreme Court ruling, a federal court judge last week dismissed a pair of proposed class action lawsuits leveled against Apple by its retail employees, who argued the company's anti-theft policies incurred lost wages.


Apple Japan announces annual 'Lucky Bag' promotion for Jan. 2

12/26/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday announced its "Lucky Bags" promotion for Japan, a New Year's retail tradition that consistently nets customers visiting brick-and-mortar Apple Stores hundreds of dollars' worth of savings.


Overwhelming iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand continues to result in tighter supply for Apple than 2013

12/15/2014, 08:12 am

Consumer demand for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continues to outstrip supply heading into the end of the December quarter, according to the latest research from store polls conducted by Piper Jaffray.


Online Apple Store now accepts PayPal payments in US and UK

12/11/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its digital storefront to include PayPal as a valid method of making purchases, expanding customer options beyond credit and debit cards for the first time.