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Topic: Apple Retail

Apple retail expert Gary Allen passes away at 67

10/15/2015, 12:10 pm

Gary Allen -- founder of the Apple retail blog ifoAppleStore, and a past contributor to AppleInsider -- died of brain cancer on Sunday. He was 67.


Microsoft's retail store chain flounders in stark contrast to busy Apple Stores

10/06/2015, 07:10 pm

Nearly six years have passed since Microsoft began opening retail outlets patterned after Apple's blockbuster retail locations. However, the now 116 Microsoft Stores are still a pale imitation to Apple's own retail network of 460 locations, often featuring more employees than customers as the firm's products have failed to excite and attract buyers.


City of Westminster gives go-ahead to revamp 'tired and outdated' Regent Street Apple Store

09/30/2015, 09:09 am

Apple's plans to renovate its Regent Street store in London have been given government approval, paving the way for the popular retail outlet's facade and "tired and outdated" interior to be overhauled in a big way.


iPhone 6s launch day scenes from Apple Stores around the world

09/25/2015, 10:09 am

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus rolled out to 12 regions around the world on Friday, and was greeted by large crowds at Apple Stores in cities like New York, Toronto, and Beijing.


Apple's new San Francisco, Union Square store tops out its steel skeleton

09/24/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple's new flagship retail store in San Francisco's Union Square shopping district has now topped out its metal frame, providing this weekend's iPhone 6s shoppers with a glimpse of where they will soon line up for their next Apple product.


Australian shopper lines up for iPhone 6s with iPad-based telepresence robot

09/24/2015, 12:09 pm

An Australian woman is using an iPad-equipped telepresence robot in Sydney to remotely secure her place in line for Apple's Friday launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 6s.


Apple says iPhone 6s units will be available for walk-in purchases at stores this Friday

09/21/2015, 08:09 am

Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available to purchase at Apple retail stores, carrier stores, and select authorized resellers starting this Friday, Apple has announced.


Apple Watch to debut in Ireland, Austria & Denmark Sept. 25

09/19/2015, 02:09 pm

International expansion of the Apple Watch continues, with a trio of countries --Ireland, Austria and Denmark -- to gain access to the wearable this coming Friday, Sept. 25.


Brussels Apple Store offers glimpse at radical design changes

09/17/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple's new store in Brussels, Belgium -- officially opening Saturday -- will sport a look and layout unlike any other location, suggesting trends for upcoming outlets.


iPhone Upgrade Program expected to boost Apple's margins, force carriers to more aggressive pricing

09/16/2015, 09:09 am

The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.


Apple to launch renovated on-campus Company Store on Saturday

09/15/2015, 09:09 am

Apple will reopen the Company Store at its Cupertino headquarters this Saturday, Sept. 19, after having finished an extensive series of renovations to the space.


New iPhone Upgrade Program seen driving upgrades, giving Apple more control of customer relationship

09/15/2015, 08:09 am

Apple's new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program is likely to make more customers buy a new handset every year, investment firm UBS believes, calling it a "smart move" that could make the iPhone more of an annuity business.


If you buy AppleCare+, Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program is a great deal

09/10/2015, 11:09 am

While it lacks the fanfare of new hardware or software, one of the biggest announcements from Apple this week was its competitive iPhone Upgrade Program. It's actually an interest-free way to pay off your new iPhone and AppleCare+ warranty over a two-year period, with the added option to upgrade your iPhone to the latest model every year.


This week on AppleInsider: Cisco link-up, Sept. 9 rumors, Apple-made TV shows & more

09/05/2015, 08:09 am

News was jam-packed ahead of Sept. 9's press event with Apple announcing a Cisco enterprise partnership, and a flood of rumors emerging about things like video content deals, the fourth-generation Apple TV, and a 21.5-inch 4K iMac.


Belgium's first Apple Store to open in Brussels on Toison d'Or on Sept. 19 [u]

09/04/2015, 09:09 am

Apple has reportedly confirmed plans to open its first Belgian store in the capital city of Brussels on Sept. 19, erecting a special construction barricade around a building on Avenue Toison d'Or. [updated]


Documents reveal Apple's secretive next-generation retail store design [u]

09/01/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple representatives gave local government officials in Tennessee a glimpse at the future of the Apple Store during a recent planning meeting, showing off a design that continues the architectural trends begun with Manhattan's Upper West Side store.


DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land at Apple Store

09/01/2015, 02:09 pm

DJI's latest generation of "prosumer" drones, the Phantom 3 series, marks the company's debut among the handpicked lineup of iOS-connected accessories available to buy direct from Apple.


One of Apple's first 'next-generation' US retail store designs will debut near Memphis

09/01/2015, 08:09 am

With Apple chief designer Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts collaborating on major changes to their company's retail experience, a first glimpse of what's to come may debut at a relocated Apple Store near Memphis, Tenn., it was revealed this week.


PayAnywhere to launch Apple Pay-compatible card reader at Apple Stores

08/27/2015, 02:08 pm

A company called PayAnywhere is preparing to launch a self-named card reader that could help bring Apple Pay support to small businesses, which have so far mostly foregone the technology.


Apple, Best Buy alliance grows with more Apple Watch locations, expanded in-store service

08/25/2015, 12:08 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of its partnership with Apple, a move that will include hundreds of new Apple Watch points of sale as well as a larger Apple presence in Best Buy stores.