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Topic: Apple Retail

Updated Apple Store iPhone app allows build to order Mac purchases

05/23/2011, 09:05 am

Apple on Monday updated its "Apple Store" application for the iPhone, offering the ability to order a custom Mac, and also more quickly receive help when at a retail store.


Apple's 'Retail 2.0' overhaul launches with interactive iPad displays

05/21/2011, 10:05 pm

Apple retail stores have taken the wraps off Apple's new retail upgrade, which makes use of interactive iPad displays to provide product information, pricing and features.


Apple to add build-to-order Mac options to 'Apple Store' iOS app - rumor

05/21/2011, 02:05 am

A new report claims that Apple plans to update its "Apple Store" retail app on iOS to include support for build-to-order Mac purchases during its retail overhaul this weekend.


Apple upgrading online store in-line with Sunday's retail system changes

05/20/2011, 09:05 pm

Apple has taken its online order status feature offline until May 22 ahead of a retail overhaul planned for the same day that will see store employees equipped with iPads and briefed on several pieces of new retail management software.


As Apple stores celebrate 10 years, some employees look to unionize

05/19/2011, 03:05 pm

A group calling itself the "Apple Retail Workers Union" is attempting to drum up support for its cause as Apple's retail business celebrates its first 10 years.


Apple to overhaul retail operations with iPads running new RetailMe software

05/18/2011, 10:05 am

Apple stores have been receiving stockpiles of iPad 2 units with magnetic Smart Covers, as Apple is prepared to equip its retail specialists with tablets for on-the-job use, AppleInsider has learned.


Sources: Apple gearing up for back-to-school promotion as early as next week

05/17/2011, 06:05 pm

Apple as early as next week will once again announce its annual back-to-school promotion that has historically offered a free or discounted iOS device to customers purchasing of a new Mac, an event that may prove to be one of the main topics of discussion at the much-hyped employee meetings set to be held at the company's retail stores this Sunday.


10th anniversary of retail could see Apple adopt NFC payments - rumor

05/17/2011, 11:05 am

With Apple said to be planning secret meetings and changes in its stores this coming weekend, a new rumor claims that the company could adopt near-field communication wireless transaction capabilities in its retail outlets.


More evidence suggests Apple has plans for 10th anniversary of retail

05/16/2011, 03:05 pm

Evidence continues to mount that Apple plans to do something to commemorate the tenth anniversary of its retail endeavors, though whether the event would be a new product unveiling or something else remains a mystery.


Retail partner plans to double its number of Apple outlets in the Far East

05/13/2011, 08:05 am

Apple component supplier and retail partner Foxlink reportedly plans to double its number of stores in Asia that exclusively sell Apple products.


Apple Store visitor figures show iPhone, iPad and Mac 'on a roll' - report

05/04/2011, 03:05 am

As Apple's retail store initiative is set to turn 10 years old later this month, revenue at the company's brick and mortar stores continues to soar as visitors flock to Apple Stores to try out the iPad.


Apple looking to historic WWII Brisbane building for next Australian retail store

04/29/2011, 10:04 pm

Apple is planning to open a retail store in the historic MacArthur Chambers building in Brisbane, Australia, according to a new report.


Apple restricts employee time off in May as retail's 10th anniversary approaches

04/20/2011, 03:04 pm

Apple retail employees were told this week that they may not request vacation days in late May, which could suggest Apple has something planned for the 10th anniversary of its retail stores.


Sprinkler system flooding at Apple's Greenwich, Conn., store forces closure [u]

04/20/2011, 12:04 pm

Apple has been forced to close its store in Greenwich, Conn., after an accident with the location's sprinkler systems flooded the store and left it "dangerous and unsafe for human occupancy."


Apple execs may sign lease for Moscow store; 2nd Utah store confirmed

04/07/2011, 02:04 am

Apple retail executives are nearing a decision to lease space in a historic building near the Kremlin in Moscow in what would be the first Apple Store in any of the republics of the former Soviet Union, a new report claims, while hiring has begun for a second Apple Store in the state of Utah.


Robbery suspect killed in shootout at San Diego Apple Store

04/04/2011, 03:04 pm

A shootout at a San Diego, Calif., Apple Store occurred Monday morning before the store opened for business, during which one suspect was killed and two others were arrested.


Continued lines for Apple's iPad 2 create 'shock and awe,' sales forecasts surge

03/29/2011, 11:03 am

More than two weeks after the iPad 2 went on sale in the U.S., lines continue to form at Apple stores around the country as new shipments arrive, prompting one Wall Street analyst to significantly increase his forecast for 2011 shipments.


Apple Retail planning Jerusalem store, SoHo expansion

03/28/2011, 10:03 pm

A new report claims Apple is looking to build a giant retail store in Jerusalem, while evidence continues to mount that the company is planning a retail expansion to its SoHo store in New York.


US buyers get lowest price for Apple's iPad 2, Denmark most expensive

03/25/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple's pricing and international exchange rates make the least expensive place to buy the iPad 2 the U.S., while Denmark -- where the tablet went on sale Friday -- is most expensive.


US iPad 2 orders from Apple's online store now ship in 3-4 weeks

03/24/2011, 01:03 pm

Availability of the iPad 2 has begun to improve, as Apple has eased the estimated ship time to between three and four weeks for new orders through its online store in the U.S.