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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


Apple starts advertising Watch as part of connected iOS, Mac ecosystem

05/20/2015, 01:05 am

Apple updated its online storefront on Tuesday with fresh imagery and text touting so-called Continuity features that interconnect iOS, Mac and now Apple Watch devices.


Inside Apple Inc in Switzerland: No Watch yet, but Apple Pay unofficially working, strong demand for products

05/09/2015, 12:05 pm

Switzerland is an affluent country with lots of people who value high quality products and new technology, making it a potential hotspot for Apple Watch--at least once the new product is officially launched in the country, known for its breathtaking mountains and equally breathtaking consumer prices.


Apple to offer 'Apple Watch Basics' Workshops at retail stores starting April 24

04/17/2015, 12:04 am

Apple's retail website was recently updated to reflect upcoming availability of a new Workshop called Apple Watch Basics, suggesting the company plans to roll out device training sessions for early Watch buyers from day one.


Apple Store goes down ahead of Apple Watch preorders

04/09/2015, 11:04 pm

Apple took down the Online Apple Store late Thursday night as the company made preparations for what is expected to be an onslaught of Apple Watch preorders.


Apple Watch Edition initially limited to 53 retail outlets worldwide

04/09/2015, 06:04 pm

Consumers who want to purchase a gold Apple Watch Edition --or those who simply want to see it in the flesh --may need to travel a bit if they live outside of the world's major cities, as Apple will initially stock the device at just 53 locations worldwide.


Apple to open second store in Hangzhou, China on April 24

04/07/2015, 11:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the upcoming opening of a second store in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start serving customers on April 24, the same day Apple Watch is slated to launch.


Angela Ahrendts tells retail employees to push customers online for Apple Watch, 12" MacBook launches

04/07/2015, 05:04 am

In a leaked internal memo sent to Apple Store employees on Tuesday, retail chief Angela Ahrendts asks her employees to help change customer opinion that Apple product launches come standard with long lines, constrained channel supply and low in-store inventory.


Apple to offer in-store launch day pickup option for Apple Watch preorders

04/04/2015, 01:04 am

After announcing online Apple Watch preorders would commence on April 10, Apple on Friday said it will allow buyers to pick up their reserved device at brick-and-mortar locations on April 24, launch day.


Apple puts up in-store graphics for Apple Watch, new 12" MacBook ahead of April debut

03/13/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple Stores around the world installed new backlit displays Thursday night, showing off the company's latest and greatest products, including the Apple Watch and an all new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.


Apple removes Nike FuelBand, Jawbone UP from stores ahead of Apple Watch debut

03/11/2015, 08:03 pm

Apple has phased out fitness bands like Nike's FuelBand and Jawbone's UP from its retail store offerings as the company prepares to enter the wearables market with Apple Watch.


Booming retail sales enable Apple to negotiate low rent prices at malls

03/10/2015, 09:03 pm

The popularity of Apple's retail outlets has enabled the company to negotiate extremely low rent rates at malls, which in turn benefit from the additional foot traffic.


Apple's next Chinese Apple Store to open in Chongqing on March 7

03/02/2015, 03:03 am

As part of plans to triple its retail presence in China by mid-2016, Apple on Sunday announced that Chongqing's MixC mall will play host to the country's next Apple Store.


Apple takes top spot in online order fulfillment in Q4 with average ship time of 2.5 days

02/26/2015, 07:02 pm

In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders.