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Topic: Best Buy

Radio Shack to accept pre-orders for iPhone 4 alongside Apple

06/11/2010, 03:06 pm

In a rare vote of confidence, Apple has authorized third-party iPhone retailer Radio Shack to participate in its iPhone 4 pre-launch which kicks off early next week, AppleInsider has learned.


iPad to be sold at 221 Apple stores, 'most' Best Buy locations

03/29/2010, 08:03 am

Apple on Monday announced that the iPad will go on sale this Saturday, April 3, at all of its 221 U.S. Apple retail locations, as well as "most" Best Buy stores.


Best Buy to offer iPads on launch day, hold April 11th promo?

03/27/2010, 02:03 pm

It's no secret that Best Buy is on a short list of select Apple partners who'll be able to offer the iPad to its customers, but new -- albeit unconfirmed -- evidence suggests that the big box retailer may stock the device alongside Apple stores on April 3rd before launching a broader promotion a week later.


Delays cause Apple to switch iPad touch-panel orders to Wintek

03/26/2010, 08:03 am

Due to delayed shipments for iPad touch-panels from Taiwan-based TPK Touch Solutions, Apple has reportedly shifted its orders to longtime partner Wintek. Also, some who preordered the iPad have begun seeing charges from Apple to their credit card, and Best Buy is prepping for the device's April 3 launch.


Best Buy expecting new Apple products in mid-March?

02/17/2010, 10:02 am

Updated stock information from within Best Buy's computer systems shows the electronics retailer receiving new hardware from Apple -- potentially MacBook Pros or iPads -- on March 14.


Apple sees brief iPhone 3GS shortages; NVIDIA intros CS4 plugins

06/29/2009, 06:06 pm

Apple nearly saw a repeat of last year's sellouts on the weekend with widespread, but brief, iPhone 3GS shortages at many of its US retail stores. Also, NVIDIA has launched plugins that let Macs with newer video cards dramatically speed up tasks in Adobe's Creative Suite 4.


AT&T already sold out of launch day iPhone 3G S pre-orders

06/13/2009, 12:06 pm

Signaling a likely repeat of Apple's iPhone sell-outs of the past two years, AT&T is already warning that those making iPhone 3G S pre-orders that they won't get their handsets on launch.


Best Buy to offer Apple's iPhone 3G S with insurance

06/12/2009, 12:06 pm

Those who want added protection for their new iPhone 3G S units on launch day will have the option of queuing up at Best Buy to purchase both Apple's device as well as a rare accident insurance plan, albeit one which may cost almost as much as the phone itself.


Best Buy issues memo warning of iPhone constraints

06/01/2009, 10:06 am

Best Buy over the weekend became the latest Apple partner to warn staffers of dwindling iPhone supply that could leave some of its stores without product to sell for a few weeks later this month.


Wal-Mart's new Apple section seen as precursor to Mac sales

05/19/2009, 11:05 am

Wal-Mart's move to overhaul the electronics departments in many of its retail stores with Apple-designated shopping areas is being seen as a sign that the mega-retailer is making a pitch to eventually carry Apple's line of Mac personal computers.


iPhone speculation heats up around mysterious Best Buy entries

05/15/2009, 10:05 am

With Apple-related news grinding to a halt near week's end, some are scraping the bottom of the barrel and pointing to some unusual entries in Best Buy's inventory system as potential placeholders for Apple's next-gen iPhones.


Best Buy rumored to take on iTunes with movie download store

04/17/2009, 01:04 pm

Apple authorized reseller Best Buy will soon add its name to a growing list of firms bidding for a slice of the online movie download business, according to a new report.


SoftBank now giving away iPhones in Japan

02/25/2009, 11:02 am

In a bid to possibly clear inventory, combat slumping sales, or both, SoftBank Mobile's new "iPhone for Everybody Campaign" is offering customers in Japan a free iPhone 3G with a two-year contract through May.


Best Buy offering $100 iPhone discount to program members

02/23/2009, 02:02 pm

Members of Best Buy's Reward Zone program can save up to $100 on an iPhone 3G from Best Buy Mobile until the end of this week.


Circuit City calls it quits, to liquidate assets

01/16/2009, 04:01 pm

One-time Apple partner and the United States' second largest electronics retailer Circuit City will shutter all of its remaining stores following a difficult holiday shopping season and failed efforts to negotiate a sale that would have saved the company.


Best Buy cuts prices on Apple's Mac line for 4-day sale [u]

11/24/2008, 10:11 am

Looking to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season, Best Buy is working with Apple to host a 4-day only sale that offers instant discounts across the entire Mac product line, including $100 - $150 off the latest MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro notebooks, and $50 - $150 off Mac minis, iMacs, and Mac Pros.


Apple ripe to expand Mac sales to UK's largest phone retailer

10/03/2008, 11:10 am

Apple is believed to have tapped iPhone reseller and largest independent European mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse to help push sales of Macs in the United Kingdom.


Video industry plans escape from iTunes with 'open' standard

09/15/2008, 07:09 pm

Afraid that Apple will gain the sort of lock on downloadable video that it did with music, Sony and a group of video business heavyweights are planning a new standard that would let copy protected movies and TV from any participating service work with many devices..


Best Buy to acquire Napster for $121 million

09/15/2008, 09:09 am

Best Buy said Monday it has agreed to purchase Napster Inc. for $121 million as part of a bid to accelerate growth in the emerging industry of digital entertainment and leverage its relationships with content studios.


Microsoft calling up Gurus to take on Apple's Geniuses

09/05/2008, 06:09 pm

As part of its efforts to shore up Windows Vista's battered reputation, Microsoft has revealed plans for retail helpers that bear a strong resemblance to Apple's Genius Bar staff.