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Apple to open two Apple Stores in United Arab Emirates after exemption from ownership laws

08/19/2015, 10:08 am

The United Arab Emirates is reportedly granting Apple an exemption from foreign ownership laws, allowing it to retain full control of planned operations in the country -- including two new Apple Stores.


First Belgian Apple Store could open in Brussels on Sept. 19

08/17/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's first-ever Belgian store will reportedly open in Brussels on Saturday, Sept. 19, potentially just in time for the release of new iPhones and a new Apple TV.


Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

08/17/2015, 09:08 am

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.


Apple making 'premium' accessory packaging mandatory at Apple Stores - report

08/13/2015, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly beginning to enforce a mandatory policy of standardized, Apple-like product packaging for at least some third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores, according to an internal company memo.


Apple planning new flagship store in Chicago, could be 'transformational' for riverfront retail

08/12/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple is reportedly set to move its store on Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue down the street into a new riverfront location, with a "mostly below ground" design that will mimic that of its iconic Fifth Avenue location in New York.


Apple to greatly expand retail presence in India with 500 'Authorized Mobility Resellers'

07/27/2015, 11:07 am

As a part of its newly-invigorated attempt to improve sales in India, Apple is reportedly working to help launch 500 "Authorized Mobility Reseller" locations in 12 different cities.


Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.


Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished AppleCare+ hardware replacements

07/20/2015, 01:07 pm

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.


Apple chooses unexpected location for massive new Hong Kong retail store

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Apple's latest retail outpost in Hong Kong --thought to be the company's largest in Asia -- went public this week with the unveiling of a huge, three-dimensional Apple logo in a somewhat unexpected place.


Apple Stores begin selling third-party accessories with co-designed 'premium' packaging

07/09/2015, 09:07 am

Apple Stores are already beginning to sell third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple, giving the company even greater control over the presentation and marketing of products sold in its retail outlets.


Apple touts 'tested to the limit' iPhone & iPad cases in new online store campaign

07/07/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its virtual retail outlet with a new section that describes the company's approach to testing and approving the third-party cases it stocks for the iPhone and iPad.


Apple Store at Queens Center in NYC to open on Saturday

07/07/2015, 08:07 am

Apple's highly anticipated retail store at the Queens Center shopping mall in New York City will open this Saturday, July 11, the company has revealed.


Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

07/06/2015, 03:07 pm

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store's display computers to record a full-length album.


New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

06/25/2015, 05:06 am

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).


More Jawbone fitness trackers return to online Apple Store with UP2

06/18/2015, 10:06 am

On Thursday one of Jawbone's more advanced fitness trackers, the UP2, appeared at the online Apple Store, following a brief and still unexplained removal of most of the company's product line.


'Premium feel' will be focus of Apple's retail revamp beginning in July

06/17/2015, 12:06 pm

With Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail leader Angela Ahrendts apparently collaborating on a new direction for the company's retail stores, a new report claims that a focus on a "premium feel" to the stores and product packaging will begin next month.


Apple opens up US Watch retail reservations, shoppers get unique bags

06/17/2015, 09:06 am

Apple on Wednesday morning opened up Apple Watch reservations in the United States, allowing shoppers to pick up an order at a time and Apple Store of their choosing, handed over in a specially-made bag.


Overseas Apple Watch shipping times improve as retail launch looms

06/16/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple Watch buyers outside the U.S. can now get their hands on one of the company's new wearable even faster than before, with the more diminutive 38-millimeter model shipping in as little as one day in a number of international markets.


Apple wins patent for Shanghai store glass cylinder entrance co-designed by Steve Jobs

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple this week was awarded a design patent for the cylindrical entrance to its iconic Shanghai retail store --a concept credited in part to late company co-founder Steve Jobs.


Apple aims to double retail footprint, iPhone sales in India with help of new distribution deals

06/15/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple has signed a deal with a fifth Indian smartphone distributor, Optiemus Group, as part of a campaign to more than double retail reach and hence double iPhone sales in each of the next three years, a report said on Monday.