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Topic: Apple Retail

Microsoft still taking Apple on head-to-head in continued retail expansion

08/02/2012, 10:08 am

Microsoft continues to aggressively expand its retail presence, building new stores in close proximity to Apple's existing retail locations.

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New York audit finds Apple had unfair advantage in Grand Central bid

07/30/2012, 11:07 am

A New York state audit has concluded that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage when the iPhone maker bid for its retail location at Grand Central Terminal.

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Portland Design Commission approves new Pioneer Place Apple Store plan

07/20/2012, 01:07 pm

Portland, Oregon's Design Commission has voted 5-1 to approve plans for large glass Apple retail store planned to replace the shuttered Saks Fifth Avenue location at Pioneer Square.

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Apple's new Barcelona store features unique logo

07/16/2012, 08:07 am

A soon-to-open Apple retail store in Barcelona is advertised with a unique company logo that is "custom made" to fit the city neighborhood where the store is located.

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First look at Apple's revamped SoHo retail store

07/14/2012, 12:07 pm

It may have been just a reopening, but the throngs of people who visited Apple's SoHo store in New York on Saturday treated it like a brand new retail location.

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SoHo Apple Store to reopen Saturday with bigger Genius Bar, more seating

07/12/2012, 02:07 pm

Apple on Thursday began sending out invitations to customers for the grand reopening of its SoHo store this Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

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Best Buy mimicking Apple stores in retail makeover

07/05/2012, 11:07 am

In an effort to turn around its declining sales, Best Buy is testing new, smaller stores that borrow numerous elements from Apple's highly successful retail chain.

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Apple has more retail stores in Pennsylvania than China

07/04/2012, 08:07 am

A new profile on Apple's retail presence in China argues that the company has far too few brick-and-mortar locations to meet rabid demand for products among the nation's 1.3 billion people.

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Apple testing larger retail Genius Bars with emphasized iPad use

07/02/2012, 11:07 am

Apple is experimenting with tweaked a Genius Bar service center at one retail store, featuring a larger table removed from the back wall that has replaced the kids' seats and tables.

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NYT profiles Apple's retail stores, says employees are 'short on pay'

06/24/2012, 07:06 pm

As part of its "iEconomy" stories profiling Apple, The New York Times has taken a closer look at the company's retail stores, stating that retail employees have "enjoyed little" of the company's great financial success.

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Some Apple stores reportedly planning store-wide meetings next week

06/17/2012, 11:06 am

Apple Retail teams around the U.S. are planning all-hands-on-deck meetings on or around June 24, AppleInsider has been informed.

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Apple's Back to School promo offers $100 iTunes card with Mac, $50 with iPad

06/11/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple's 2012 Back to School promotion kicked off with the launch of new Macs on Monday, offering qualified customers a $100 iTunes gift card with the purchase of a new Mac, and $50 with a new iPad.

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Apple stores busy with secretive activity ahead of WWDC keynote

05/30/2012, 04:05 pm

Some Apple retail employees will be working late nights ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, while a handful of stores recently had surprise visits from workers out of Apple's corporate headquarters, AppleInsider has learned.

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Nest thermostat now available for $250 in Apple's online store

05/30/2012, 09:05 am

After more than nine hours of downtime, the Apple online store returned Wednesday morning offering the Nest Learning Thermostat for $250.

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Apple continues China expansion with retail job openings in Chengdu, Shenzhen

05/17/2012, 01:05 am

Job listings for Apple Retail store leader positions in Shenzhen and Chengdu hint at the company's plan to expand its retail operations to new cities in China.

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Apple retail stores 'bulging at the seams' at 8400 average square feet

05/08/2012, 08:05 am

Apple's original vision for its retail operations is proving too small, as the company's stores are continuously mobbed with crowds looking to buy iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Apple expected to expand store-within-store presence at Walmart, Target

05/03/2012, 08:05 am

Apple's reach will grow to new, untapped markets within the U.S. over the next two years with store-within-a-store retail outlets set to expand at Target and Walmart.

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Samsung says it wasn't involved with 'Wake Up' Apple Store flashmob

04/27/2012, 03:04 pm

Samsung has publicly disassociated itself with a "Wake Up" flashmob protest that was held outside of an Apple retail store in Australia earlier this week.

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Apple wants to patent glass design of Upper West Side NYC store

04/26/2012, 11:04 am

Apple continues to seek patents for the designs of its one-of-a-kind flagship retail stores, with the latest application related to the curved glass roof of the Upper West Side location in New York City.

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New Apple retail chief John Browett receives $61M in stock rights

04/25/2012, 12:04 pm

Apple's new senior vice president of retail, John Browett, has officially begun work at his new company, and was issued about $61 million worth of restricted stock.

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