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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple retail: Istanbul store to open April 5, Vancouver store to expand in 2015

03/28/2014, 11:03 am

The first official Apple retail store in Turkey is set to open its doors next Saturday in Istanbul, while one of Apple's outlets in Vancouver, British Columbia will reportedly be moving to a 'substantially' larger space in the fall of 2015.

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Google rumored to open first retail store near Apple's SoHo spot in Manhattan

03/13/2014, 11:03 am

Google is said to be close to signing a lease to open a retail store on Greene Street in New York City's SoHo neighborhood -- just steps away from Apple's heavily trafficked location on Prince Street.

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Apple gobbling up retail market share as Radio Shack, Best Buy shrink

03/06/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple's market share among specialty electronics retailers has been steadily growing since the release of iPhone in 2007, having reportedly expanded from 3.8 percent (with $3.5 billion in revenue) to 15 percent ($15.6 billion) six years later in 2013.

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Google's mystery barge ordered to stop construction work, leave San Francisco bay

03/03/2014, 02:03 pm

Google has been ordered to stop construction of its floating retail barge and tow the structure 80 miles east, out of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Port of Stockton in Central California after failing to obtain the proper building permits.

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US Apple TV promotion includes $25 iTunes card as rumors of new model swirl

02/28/2014, 12:02 pm

Apple on Friday kicked off a temporary promotion that will give customers a free $25 iTunes gift card with the purchase of an Apple TV from the company's online or retail stores in the U.S.

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Thousands show up for the opening of the first Apple Store in Latin America

02/17/2014, 10:02 am

A crowd of more than 1,700 people descended on the Village Mall in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra de Tijuca neighborhood on Saturday for the opening of the first official Apple Store in Latin America.

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Apple promotes from within for new company-wide human resources leader

02/11/2014, 02:02 pm

A few key personnel have shifted in Apple's corporate lineup, most notably at the top of the company's human resources department, which has been taken over by the former head of Apple's retail HR.

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Retail stores part of Apple marketing plan as far back as 1976, says Silicon Valley ad whiz

02/07/2014, 08:02 am

Apple began formulating a strategy for direct-to-consumer sales from a nationwide chain of first-party brick-and-mortar retail stores as many as 25 years before the first Apple Store opened in 2001, according to a new report.

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Apple Stores combat dangerous CO, unpleasant BO with odor 'sniffers'

01/31/2014, 10:01 am

With hundreds of thousands of people streaming through the doors of Apple's retail outlets around the world each day, the company has reportedly turned to high-tech "sniffers" in an effort to keep the stores' air fresh and odors at bay.

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Incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to be named Dame of the British Empire

01/29/2014, 09:01 am

As she prepares for her new role as head of retail operations at Apple, outgoing Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts will be honored with another distinction: She's set to be named a Dame of the British Empire.

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Nest's Tony Fadell says it's 'up to Apple' if company wants to keep ties following Google buyout

01/24/2014, 04:01 pm

While Nest Labs has had a close relationship with Apple in the past, all that could change after the company was purchased by rival Google. But Nest CEO and former Apple executive Tony Fadell has said in a new interview that it's entirely "up to Apple" how things proceed from here.

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Apple extends in-store display repairs to iPhone 5c

01/20/2014, 04:01 pm

Owners of Apple's mid-range iPhone 5c can now have their handset's cracked or otherwise non-functioning display replaced while they wait, rather than being forced to swap phones or send the device off to a remote repair center.

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Massachusetts lawsuit accuses Apple of misusing customers' personal info

01/17/2014, 04:01 pm

Adding to Apple's mountain of legal conflict, a lawsuit filed this week in New England claims that Apple collected retail customers' zip codes in violation of state law and then profited from the sale of that information to third parties.

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Thieves smash car through front door of Berlin Apple store in twilight heist

12/23/2013, 12:12 pm

Thieves crashed a compact car through the front door of Apple's Kurfürstendamm store in Berlin and made off with several display devices during an early Monday morning smash-and-grab.

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Samsung hires Apple Store designer for its own retail efforts

12/17/2013, 03:12 pm

Samsung is said to be planning its own Apple-like retail push across the U.S., as the company recently hired an ex-Apple senior store designer, according to a new report.

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Apple Stores offering free 'Hour of Code' development classes this Wednesday

12/09/2013, 11:12 am

Apple this week will participate in a worldwide campaign from Code.org, offering children and teenagers a one-hour introduction to computer science class at its retail locations throughout the U.S.

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Apple catches up with iPhone 5s demand, achieves full availability at its stores

12/09/2013, 08:12 am

Apple appears to have completely caught up with consumer demand for its flagship iPhone 5s, with a new survey of the company's retail stores finding all models completely in stock at all locations.

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First look: Using iBeacon location awareness at an Apple Store

12/06/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.

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Apple begins using iBeacons at all its 254 US retail stores

12/06/2013, 08:12 am

Apple on Friday will launch its iBeacon wireless short-range technology at all 254 retail stores the company owns across the U.S., helping customers to shop for new items, or pick up an order they've already placed.

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New Union Square Apple Store renderings add water feature to plaza

12/04/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple's latest plans for its new Union Square retail store in San Francisco involve a redesigned plaza lined with trees and a waterfall.

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