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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple enlists architectural A-team for new Madison Avenue store in NYC

05/19/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple looks to be plotting another architectural marvel with its new Madison Avenue store in Manhattan, as the iPhone maker has turned to the same team of architects and engineers responsible for many of its most iconic outlets.

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Rumor: Apple already restricting retail employee time off in Sept., its usual iPhone launch window

05/14/2014, 08:05 am

With Apple having opted for a September launch of its latest iPhone models for the last few years, the company is expected to follow that same pattern this year, and is allegedly restricting retail employee time off for that month with four months to go.

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Berkeley Apple Store glass entrance is latest to be smashed by car [u]

05/09/2014, 10:05 am

Continuing a recent trend of ramming vehicles through the all-glass front facades of Apple retail outlets, an unknown person drove their car into the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, Calif. early Friday morning, and AppleInsider was sent exclusive pictures of the aftermath.

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Apple retail store sales decline as consumers wait for new products

05/05/2014, 09:05 am

Sales throughout Apple's vaunted retail empire have begun to decline as the company's distribution network widens and the product line matures, according to a new report, though the outlets remain massively profitable and serve as a "magnet" for new Mac buyers.

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Lytro's next-gen $1500 Illum 'light-field' camera bolstered by dedicated Mac software, Aperture support

04/22/2014, 11:04 am

Innovative focus-shifting camera maker Lytro, whose products have been featured at Apple's retail stores, will expand its lineup this summer with a new, more full-featured standalone camera dubbed the Illum, aimed at professionals and high-end enthusiasts.

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Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power

04/21/2014, 11:04 am

Nearly half of Apple's 254 retail stores in the U.S. -- including flagship locations in Palo Alto, Chicago, and New York -- are said to be powered entirely by energy from renewable sources, part of the company's plan to cast a wider net with its environmental initiatives.

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Speculation increases over Angela Ahrendts's start date as head of Apple Retail

04/17/2014, 09:04 am

With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth as much as 8 million.

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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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