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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple integrates online store with main website in major Apple.com 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 Apple.com website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

07/16/2015, 04:07 pm

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.

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Apple's new Hong Kong store to open on July 30

07/16/2015, 12:07 am

Apple will open its fourth Apple Store location in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 30, the company announced through its retail website, with the three-story Canton Road outlet expected to be one of the largest in Asia.

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Apple to reportedly debut co-designed third-party accessory packaging at Apple Stores next week

07/06/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple Stores will soon get a more uniform look as select third-party accessory makers adopt packaging co-designed by Apple, part of a larger transition toward a "premium feel" under retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

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Apple Camp 2015 enrollment begins with moviemaking, e-book creation workshops for kids

06/29/2015, 11:06 pm

For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac.

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Apple discussed same-day delivery deal with Uber prior to Postmates partnership

06/15/2015, 11:06 pm

As part of a push into logistics, on-demand transportation provider Uber was reportedly in talks with Apple to provide same-day product deliveries, but the iPhone maker ultimately went with startup Postmates.

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Apple Store employees complained directly to Tim Cook over bag search policy

06/10/2015, 11:06 pm

According to court documents unsealed on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook received personal emails from Apple Store employees regarding bag check policies instituted for security purposes, calling the searches "embarrassing," "demeaning" and "disturbing."

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Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in June

06/04/2015, 05:06 am

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

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