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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple begins accepting non-iPhone trade-ins in the US, Europe

03/30/2015, 10:03 am

Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

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Angela Ahrendts was swayed to Apple retail by instant personal connection with Tim Cook

03/26/2015, 10:03 am

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts chose to leave the British fashion house for Apple largely because of the opportunity to work with Tim Cook, she hinted in a recent interview, choosing to serve alongside the Apple chief executive as he reshapes the company.

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Apple Stores will cater to Apple Watch Edition buyers with 30 minutes of hands-on time

03/25/2015, 03:03 pm

Starting April 10, standard appointments for sampling Apple Watch will run 15 minutes, but shoppers interested in the $10,000-and-up Apple Watch Edition will get a half-hour to see how it looks and fits.

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Google takes bigger step into retail with branded London store

03/11/2015, 12:03 pm

Google is taking a deeper step into the retail world with a newly-launched "store within a store," located in London, that will give the company a venue to promote products such as Android phones, Chromebooks, and the Chromecast.

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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.

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Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic car keys, confirms Apple Store revamp

02/27/2015, 11:02 am

Apple is already attempting to eliminate the need for consumers to carry a wallet and may soon extend its assault to the second pat of the venerable three-pat technique, as Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week that the company designed its forthcoming Apple Watch to replace electronic car keys and fobs.

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Jony Ive & Angela Ahrendts collaborating on an Apple Store redesign to better showcase Apple Watch

02/16/2015, 09:02 am

Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple's retail stores --a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report.

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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.

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Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to establish retail presence - report

02/03/2015, 08:02 am

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations.

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Apple releases TV ad for China's Lunar New Year, to open new store in Tianjin this week

02/02/2015, 08:02 am

In preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple has released a new China-specific version of its ad "The Song," and the company has also revealed that its new store in Tianjin will open this Saturday.

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Apple's new Chongqing store shown off in photos ahead of Saturday opening

01/30/2015, 04:01 pm

Local media have been given access to Apple's new retail outlet in Chongqing, Southwest China, a day before its official opening and photos of the new store depict an expansive underground space not unlike the company's flagship location on Fifth Avenue.

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Apple retail SVP Angela Ahrendts briefly talks China expansion strategy, sales growth

01/15/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple is set to open five new Chinese outlets in the next five weeks as the company prepares for an influx of shoppers during the Spring Festival, retail chief Angela Ahrendts revealed this week, with four of those outlets in cities that do not currently house an Apple Store.

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Apple retail promoting laptop-style iPad keyboards, iOS game controllers in hardware push

01/14/2015, 03:01 pm

With the hardware ecosystem surrounding Apple's mobile devices continuing to grow, the company has chosen to place the spotlight some of the laptop-style iPad keyboards and iOS gaming controllers it offers at its retail locations.

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Apple unwraps second retail store in China with cylindrical glass entrance

01/07/2015, 10:01 am

In the midst of a major retail expansion across China, Apple continues to make progress on its latest flagship outlet in the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing, recently breaking down the scaffolding surrounding the new store's dramatic cylindrical entrance.

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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.

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New Apple Store displays show off art created with Apple products

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

The intersection of technology and liberal arts has taken on a new approach at Apple's retail stores, where some locations are now doubling as public galleries to showcase art created with Apple hardware and software.

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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.

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Samsung shutters flagship retail 'Experience Store' in London

12/24/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple continues to expand its highly successful retail presence, Samsung's own retail experiment appears to be floundering, as the South Korean electronics maker has closed its flagship store in one of Europe's largest malls.

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Work on Apple's new Union Square site begins as existing San Francisco store gets Winter Walk

12/16/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

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Apple to add 7th NYC store next year with new Brooklyn location

12/09/2014, 09:12 am

Brooklyn will reportedly become the third of New York City's five boroughs to house an Apple retail store, with the Cupertino company expected to open a 20,000 square foot outlet there in April of next year.

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