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Topic: Apple Retail

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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First look at Walmart's Apple store-within-a-store

04/16/2012, 04:04 pm

Some of the first pictures of Walmart's new Apple store-within-a-store concept hit the web on Monday, showing a layout and design similar to Apple's clean and ordered retail outlets.

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'World's biggest' Apple retail store coming to Dalian, China

03/29/2012, 03:03 pm

A mall in Dalian, China, has begun advertising that the "world's biggest" Apple Store is set to open in the near future.

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MacMall giving away $14K in products during launch of first Chicago retail store

03/26/2012, 11:03 am

Defying a trend that has long seen independent Apple resellers shutter their shops in the face of stiff competition from the Mac maker's own thriving retail operation, MacMall this weekend will continue with a rare expansion of its retail footprint with the launch of its first brick-and-mortar retail store outside Southern California.

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Best Buy sells nearly as many iPhones as Apple does directly

03/23/2012, 08:03 am

While most iPhone buyers make their purchase from their wireless carrier, Best Buy plays nearly as important a role in iPhone sales as Apple's own direct sales, according to a new survey.

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Customers, press amass for launch of Apple's new iPad

03/16/2012, 08:03 am

The launch of Apple's new iPad has once again drawn massive crowds and a blitz of media attention as customers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak queued up to buy the third-generation device.

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Apple announces new iPad will go on sale at 8 a.m. local time on Friday

03/14/2012, 08:03 am

When the new iPad goes on sale in the U.S. and nine other countries this Friday, it will become available at 8 a.m. local time, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Steve Jobs originally envisioned Apple Stores as targeting creative professionals

03/08/2012, 03:03 am

Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson convinced the late Steve Jobs to abandon a plan to focus the company's retail business on creative professionals and instead cater to all types of customers.

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AppleCare+ for iPad offers 2 years of coverage for $99

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

New iPad buyers can now opt for two years of coverage for their iPad, including repairs and technical support, for $99 with AppleCare+.

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