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Topic: retail

Photos show seamless glass cuboid to cap new Turkish Apple Store

04/02/2014, 05:04 am

Less than a week before a scheduled grand opening, construction workers at Apple's first retail outlet in Turkey took the wraps off a large all-glass structure that will serve as a huge skylight for the underground store.

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World's first Apple computer retailer to shutter operations on Mar. 30

03/20/2014, 02:03 am

Employees at Minneapolis-based FirstTech, the world's first Apple reseller, learned on Wednesday that the store will be closing its doors at the end of March after 73 years in business.

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Apple to shut down higher education Authorized Campus Stores in Canada this June

03/18/2014, 06:03 pm

Canadian post-secondary students with access to an Apple Authorized Campus Store will soon have to look elsewhere for Macs and iPads, as the company has decided not to re-up contracts with higher education outlets due to declining sales.

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Apple gets official green light to build San Francisco flagship store

03/11/2014, 08:03 pm

The San Francisco Planning Commission and the city's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to green-light amendments to Apple's revised plans for the company's upcoming San Francisco flagship retail location.

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Apple to open small stores in India, focus on entry-level iOS devices in battle for growing market

03/11/2014, 05:03 pm

According to a report published on Tuesday, Apple is looking to open a series of smaller "neighborhood shops" in India to push the iPhone in a region dominated by cheaper offerings from rival Samsung.

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Apple quietly improves loyalty pricing for businesses, educational institutions

03/10/2014, 10:03 pm

Apple recently made a change to its loyalty program for organizations that spend upwards of $5,000 per year on its products, offering better discounts on Macs, iPads, accessories and, for the first time, unlocked iPhones and Apple TVs.

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Class action suit claims Apple Store POS system discriminates against visually impaired

03/05/2014, 05:03 pm

A class action lawsuit filed last week asserts Apple's point of sale system discriminates against visually impaired customers as the specialized iPod touch-based equipment is impossible to operate without help from a staff member.

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Briefly: Apple adds 'Shop Accessories' section to Online Apple Store

02/28/2014, 04:02 am

In an update to the Online Apple Store early Friday morning Apple added a new section dedicated to accessories, which collects all first- and third-party products .

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BMW advancing 'product geniuses' plans as Apple's retail model extends into automotive

02/19/2014, 09:02 pm

One of the automotive industry's most entrenched stereotypes is the car salesman pitching the hard sell, but manufacturers like BMW are taking steps to modernize their approach to consumer interaction by following Apple's lead.

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New flagship Apple Store green-lit by San Francisco Planning Commission

02/06/2014, 09:02 pm

After a hearing on Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved Apple's final plans for a two-story flagship retail outlet, which one company representative said will be more iconic than the Fifth Avenue location in New York.

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Apple confirms first Brazilian Apple Store to open on Feb. 15

02/06/2014, 05:02 am

Apple on Thursday announced through its website that the first official Brazilian Apple Store will open on Feb. 15 in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra de Tijuaca neighborhood.

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Apple files new San Francisco store renderings featuring massive two-story sliding glass doors

02/02/2014, 01:02 am

Apple recently filed a set of revised plans for its forthcoming Union Square Apple Store ahead of a permit hearing scheduled for Feb. 5, with the latest documents revealing a redesigned front facade and exhaustive construction summary.

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Apple updates online store, Apple Store app for Valentine's Day

01/28/2014, 04:01 am

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a revamped Online Apple Store with flourishes of red and a new "Top Valentine's Gifts" section catering to shoppers looking to buy something special for their significant other this Feb. 14.

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Glass panel at Fifth Ave Apple Store shattered by snowblower

01/22/2014, 05:01 am

After a heavy snowstorm hit New York on Tuesday, clean up crews using snowblowers reportedly shattered one of the fifteen monolithic glass panels that make up the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's iconic 32-foot glass cube.

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Flagship Brisbane Apple Store reportedly revealed in leaked photos

01/14/2014, 08:01 pm

A number of leaked photos purportedly taken from within Apple's newest flagship Apple Store in Brisbane, Australia hit the web on Tuesday, showing the outlet's general layout ahead of its grand opening this Friday.

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Apple to finally open new Brisbane flagship store on Jan. 17

01/10/2014, 04:01 pm

After two years of unforeseen setbacks, Apple has finally set a date for the opening of its new flagship Apple Store in Brisbane, Australia, which is to start operations on Jan. 17 in the historic MacArthur Chambers building.

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Apple opens official store on major Chinese e-commerce site Tmall

01/08/2014, 02:01 am

Apple now has two official online sales outlets in China after opening the virtual doors to a new storefront on Tmall.com, a large online marketplace run by China's largest e-commerce website Alibaba Group.

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Apple announces one-day 'Red Friday' sale for select Asian markets

01/06/2014, 09:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced an Asia-only one-day sales event scheduled to take place on Jan. 10 in China, Hong Kong, Korea and other major markets in the region, celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year.

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Apple gives away MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods in Japan 'Lucky Bags'

01/02/2014, 02:01 am

For its annual New Year's Fukubukuro "lucky bag" promotion in Japan, Apple gave away products valued much higher than the package's $340 cost, with 2014's special gifts including 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads and iPods.

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Apple Japan announces 'Lucky Bag' day for Jan. 2, kids workshops for Jan. 3 - 5

12/26/2013, 06:12 pm

As expected, Apple has officially announced its annual "lucky bags" for Japan in celebration of the New Year holiday, which will also bring a special one-day online sale and free iPad workshops for children.

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