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Apple's iOS clenches 78.3% of U.S. mobile online shopping over Thanksgiving, 360% more than Android

11/27/2015, 09:11 pm

Apple remained the dominant platform for holiday mobile shoppers as iPad and iPhone users accounted for 78.3 percent of mobile e-commerce orders over Thanksgiving Day. Buyers using any device using some form of Android contributed only 21.5 percent of online orders.


Apple to open 27th Chinese Apple Store this week in Beijing

11/23/2015, 05:11 am

Apple will open its 27th Apple Store in China later this week, as an outlet is scheduled to open on Nov. 28 at Chaoyang Joy City mall in Beijing, the capital city's fifth location.


New Chicago Apple Store to be a riverside glass 'temple,' report says

11/17/2015, 10:11 pm

A report on Tuesday offered the first glimpse at what is thought to be Apple's upcoming Chicago Apple Store, with renderings showing an open, glass-encased pavilion type structure appropriately modeled to the company's new architectural design language.


Personal Pickup now available at Apple Stores in Canada and Australia

11/17/2015, 10:11 pm

After years of offering Personal Pickup at U.S. Apple Stores, Apple on Tuesday activated the service in Canada and Australia, meaning customers in those countries can order online and pick up their goods at a brick-and-mortar store.


Apple removes HomeKit-incompatible devices from online store

11/17/2015, 08:11 pm

In what could be a move to push the first-party HomeKit connected home protocol, Apple has seemingly stopped online sales of incompatible devices made by Kwikset and Belkin, as well as the original August Smart Lock.


First Apple Store 'feature bay' accessory collection focuses on iPhone photography

11/13/2015, 10:11 pm

It seems that select Apple Store locations are organizing accessories into collections called "feature bays" to enhance the in-store shopping experience, with the first arrangement advertising iPhone photography products.


Multiple injuries reported as tour bus crashes into flagship SF Apple Store construction site

11/13/2015, 07:11 pm

At least eleven people were injured, five critically, on Friday after a double-decker tour bus slammed into cars, protective barriers and scaffolding before coming to a stop at the construction site of Apple's upcoming flagship store in San Francisco on Friday.


Apple to open 26th Chinese Apple Store in Chengdu on Nov. 21

11/13/2015, 12:11 am

Pushing closer toward its goal of opening 40 Apple Stores in China by mid-2016, Apple on Thursday announced its newest regional outlet in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will start accepting customers on Nov. 21.


Angela Ahrendts offers deep dive into Apple retail, future aspirations

11/09/2015, 08:11 pm

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, speaking at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Monday, pulled back the curtain on Apple Store, revealing a few interesting tidbits about the company's current operating philosophy and future goals.


Apple Store employee accused of stealing nearly $1M in gift cards

10/20/2015, 08:10 pm

As the result of an internal investigation, Apple Store employee in New York was arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including grand larceny, for purchasing $997,000 worth of gift cards using recoded credit and debit cards.


Apple Stores show off 3D Touch on iPhone 6s with interactive LCD display tables

10/16/2015, 07:10 pm

To expose a wider audience to the new 3D Touch capabilities of iPhone 6s, Apple installed massive display tables outfitted with interactive screen surfaces at two flagship U.S. Apple Stores this week.


First UAE Apple Stores to open on Oct. 29, Dubai location could be world's largest

10/15/2015, 07:10 am

Apple on Thursday announced an Oct. 29 opening date for the first two Apple Stores serving the United Arab Emirates, including a Dubai outlet expected to be the world's largest.


Apple to launch official retail presence in India with Croma partnership

10/12/2015, 06:10 pm

Consumers in India will soon get a taste of the Apple Store experience as local electronics chain Croma is preparing to launch store-within-a-store outlets at six locations in Mumbai and Bangalore.


Apple's newly renovated campus store to sell iPhone and Apple Watch, now open Saturdays

09/18/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple gave employees a first look at its new campus store on Friday, revealing an interior layout, aesthetic and product offering more in line current Apple Stores, with dashes of upcoming changes envisioned by retail chief Angela Ahrendts and CDO Jony Ive sprinkled throughout.


Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

08/27/2015, 08:08 pm

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.


Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.


Apple integrates online store with main website in major redesign

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.


Pei Wei begins taking Apple Pay as Target trials retail beacons for iPhone users

08/05/2015, 01:08 pm

Asian-themed restaurant chain Pei Wei announced the launch of Apple Pay support on Wednesday, as big-box retailer Target simultaneously began testing Bluetooth beacons at 50 of its locations.


Apple removes Nest Learning Thermostat from online, retail stores in potential HomeKit push

07/23/2015, 07:07 pm

A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.


Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school promotion in internal video

07/18/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.