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Topic: Apple Retail

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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Google's plan for floating retail stores runs into legal quandary

12/02/2013, 02:12 pm

Google has tried to keep its construction plans for giant retail showroom barges under wraps, but with new details leaking that the "temporary technology exhibit spaces" are actually floating stores, legal permits may be hard to obtain.

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Apple had ample supply of iPad Air, iPhone 5s over holiday weekend, Retina iPad mini was constrained

12/02/2013, 07:12 am

Apple's most popular products were met with strong demand over the Black Friday shopping weekend, and the company responded with plenty of iPhone 5s and iPad Air units available at its stores, though the new iPad mini with Retina display remains in short supply.

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Tim Cook tweets support for World AIDS Day, tints Apple Store logos red

12/01/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called attention to World AIDS Day via Twitter, noting that the company would be "turning Appe's logo red" in support of achieving an AIDS-free generation.

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Apple's Black Friday sale to bring gift cards, not discounts

11/28/2013, 10:11 am

Customers awaiting word of what Apple would do for Black Friday need wait no longer, as the company's Australian online store has been updated with news that shoppers can collect gift cards, rather than discounts, with their new Mac, iPad, or iPod purchases this year.

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90% of iPhone 5s models now in stock at Apple retail stores

11/26/2013, 08:11 am

Supply of Apple's new flagship handset, the iPhone 5s, has nearly caught up with demand, as a new survey of the company's retail stores finds that 90 percent of models are available.

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Apple teases Black Friday shopping event online and in its retail stores

11/25/2013, 09:11 am

Apple on Monday began teasing at its website that it will hold a one-day shopping event this week on the annual "Black Friday" shopping holiday, both in its retail stores and online.

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Tim Cook vetoes Apple Retail plan to open additional stores on Thanksgiving, gives workers holiday off

11/22/2013, 04:11 pm

Last week, over the objections of Retail Market Directors, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook canceled plans to open several stores on Thanksgiving, citing the importance of allowing retail employees to be with their families over the holiday.

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Retina iPad mini rollout expands with walk-in sales at some Apple Stores, regional carrier availability [u]

11/22/2013, 11:11 am

Empire State customers can now purchase a Retina iPad mini at select New York City Apple retail stores without securing the tablet online in advance, while regional carrier partners like Bluegrass Cellular are beginning to announce availability, possibly signaling the start of a more expansive rollout.

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32GB Wi-Fi-only Retina iPad mini most plentiful at Apple Stores

11/19/2013, 10:11 am

With Apple's new Retina display-equipped iPad mini facing severe supply constraints, checks of Apple retail stores suggest consumers hoping to get their hands on one of the tablets locally will have the best chance by aiming for a 32-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model.

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Apple's retail point-of-sale system suffers nationwide outage

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Customers at Apple retail stores across the country have been unable to make purchases or pick up items ordered online through Apple's Personal Pickup program thanks to an apparent glitch in the company's point-of-sale systems that occurred on Thursday.

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Delaware Apple store sells more iPhones than any other in the US

11/13/2013, 03:11 pm

Apple's Christiana Mall outlet is said to be second only to the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store when it comes to sales volume, despite being located in one of America's least populated states.

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Retina iPad mini requires Personal Pickup for purchase at Apple Stores, units now arriving [u]

11/12/2013, 10:11 am

Apple retail stores on the east coast opened Tuesday with no stock of the new Retina display-equipped iPad mini following its surprise early morning launch, with staff recommending that customers purchase the tablet online.

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Apple Store sales fall 3% as iPhone, iPad distribution network grows

11/11/2013, 08:11 am

Apple Store revenues have not kept up with the parent company's overall growth, as distribution of the iPhone and iPad through third-party resellers has helped push some sales elsewhere.

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