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Apple plans lavish 20,000-sf Las Vegas mega store

06/06/2008, 10:06 am

As extravagant as hotels in Las Vegas have become, the next stage of uber-spectacular may arrive when the $8 billion CityCenter resort opens next Fall on the city's world famous Strip, and electronics maker Apple Inc. is said to be an integral part of the project.


Apple on Apple Expo pullout; more on 3G iPhone shoot; .Mac outage

06/03/2008, 02:06 pm

Apple has confirmed that it forgo this year's Apple Expo in Paris. Meanwhile, more details of the company's 3G iPhone commercial shoots are surfacing. And Monday's .Mac outage has added to speculation that a re-branded service may be imminent.


Apple backs out of Apple Expo, but Paris store coming - reports

06/02/2008, 01:06 pm

Apple appears to have changed its mind about attending this year's Apple Expo in Paris, France but is pushing ahead with plans to open an elaborate flagship shop in one of the most trafficked areas of the capital city.


Apple spotted filming commercial at Fifth Avenue store

05/29/2008, 09:05 pm

Confirming suspicions raised by Apple's own website, observers have witnessed the company filming a commercial inside its Fifth Avenue retail store, with clues surfacing as to just what products may be involved.


Complexity of Apple retail stores revealed by permits

05/27/2008, 04:05 pm

(ifoAppleStore) The complexity of an Apple store is visible to visitors, but beneath the structure of stainless steel, glass and stone is another level of complexity that is just as important. City permit records show that the electrical, plumbing and other systems inside the retail outlets are extensive -- and expensive.


Sydney store banner; Apple solar LCD patent; Mississippi store

05/26/2008, 01:05 pm

Apple has filed for a patent that would charge devices through solar panels behind their LCDs. Also, the company has put up a dramatic banner advertising its upcoming Sydney, Australia store, and Mississippi's first retail store is also confirmed as in the cards.


Apple seeks expert in WiMAX; impromptu 5th Ave. lineup; more

05/22/2008, 06:05 pm

Apple is on the hunt for an engineer familiar with WiMAX, Ultra-wideband, and other next-generation wireless technologies. Meanwhile, confusion reigned on Thursday as a lineup appeared at the Fifth Avenue store without warning, Oppenheimer Funds has opened its coverage of Apple, and a thief of 330 iPhones has agreed to surrender to local police.


iPhone camera job; Vancouver store and iPhone; Logic 8.0.2

05/21/2008, 05:05 pm

Apple is hiring to advance the quality of the iPhone's camera. Also, Apple will open its first west coast Canadian retail store and has begun referencing iPhone for the country; an update has been issued for Logic; and refurb iPhones have returned to AT&T.


Piper on mid-June 3G iPhone; 1 in 4 waiting for new model; more

05/20/2008, 07:05 pm

Users should expect only modest improvements in a 3G iPhone but a quick launch, according to a new Piper Jaffray research note. Nonetheless, a study says a quarter of iPhone buyers may be waiting on that upgrade. Also, Apple will open a new Florida store this week; a new iPod nano fix is ready; and the US Department of Defense is eyeing Apple's takeover of PA Semi.


Mexican iPhone, iTunes June rumor; Wall Street retail; Boston unveiled

05/14/2008, 08:05 pm

Mexicans will get an iTunes Store to match the iPhone for a launch next month, according to one report. Also, the same may be true for Brazil; Apple may be close to securing its Wall Street store; and Apple has taken the wraps from its Boston store.


New Time Machine option in 10.5.3; Boston store opens Thursday

05/12/2008, 05:05 pm

A new option scheduled to arrive alongside Mac OS X 10.5.3 will allow Time Machine users to chance backups while on battery power. Meanwhile, Apple has announced that its Boston flagship shop will open its doors this Thursday. And Ireland is the latest European country to see substantial iPhone discounts.


Boston's flagship store set to open May 16th

05/05/2008, 10:05 pm

Apple's first store in Beantown will have an appropriately high-flying Friday launch on May 16th at 6PM, according to a new report.


Apple's cash; new 10.5.3 seed; 3G iPhone photos; Boston store size

05/05/2008, 05:05 pm

Apple's cash reserve is rapidly approaching that of Microsoft's. Meanwhile, Apple has seeded yet another build of its impending Mac OS X 10.5.3 update; some fresh photos of a purported 3G iPhone have appeared on an overseas discussion forum; and Apple's latest flagship retail store to open in Boston may be the company's largest yet.


Piper Jaffray addresses 15 more 'unanswered Apple questions'

05/01/2008, 09:05 am

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster on Thursday issued a report to clients that analytically addresses 16 more unanswered questions surrounding the Apple story, including some pertaining to the company's iPhone hardware roadmap and approach to the enterprise.


Apple plans retail tweaks as Fenway teaser appears in Boston

04/29/2008, 04:04 pm

Apple is tweaking the titles and attire of its retail staff, equipping store managers with "magic iPhones," and preparing for "opening day" at its latest flagship location in downtown Boston (the facade of which was recently shrouded in a replica Green Monster).


Blank MBP displays; Maine Apple store; new iPhone retail prep

04/18/2008, 08:04 am

Some MacBook Pro users applying Apple's most recent firmware are finding themselves with blank LCD screens. Also, the Mac maker is readying its first Maine retail store; Vodafone may carry the iPhone for India; and AT&T may be planning for a new emphasis on the iPhone in June.


8800 GT for 1st Mac Pros; iTunes/Starbucks giveaway; Wall St. store?

04/15/2008, 07:04 pm

Apple has released a GeForce 8800 GT card compatible with first-generation Mac Pro workstations. Also, Apple and Starbucks are giving away free songs, voice-over-Internet calling has come to iPhone through a third-party app, and Apple is reportedly setting up shop on Wall Street.


iTunes Russia; no iPhone China talks; battery suit; Apple TV 2.0.2

04/14/2008, 07:04 pm

Websites suggest Apple will introduce its iTunes Store to Russia. However, China Mobile is dampening hopes in its own country that isn't discussing the iPhone. Also, reports have Apple stores coming to New Orleans in the US and Bristol in England, while Apple has issued a fix for the iTunes .


Blockbuster bids over $1B for Circuit City, looks to rival Apple stores

04/14/2008, 12:04 pm

Movie rental house Blockbuster has made an unsolicited takeover bid for struggling electronics retailer Circuit City, a move that aims to combine the stores of both companies into "a game-changing retail concept" akin to Apple Inc.'s widely successful international retail operation.


Apple encountering ongoing US-wide iPhone shortage

03/31/2008, 06:03 pm

Checks with stores across the US show Apple to have been virtually devoid of iPhone stock for days, even at its online store -- and with signs that the company is aware of its widespread nature.