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Apple's first South Korean store set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27 [u]

01/16/2018, 12:01 pm

Missing rumored launch dates by a wide margin, Apple's first South Korean store now appears set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27. [Updated with Apple confirmation]

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Apple running low on iPhone 6 Plus batteries, postponing some swaps until March

01/11/2018, 12:01 pm

People wanting to swap out the battery on an iPhone 6 Plus may in some cases have to wait until March or later, owing to a shortage of replacement units.

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Apple carries first-ever in-store, third-party Wi-Fi router in form of Linksys Velop

01/11/2018, 09:01 am

Apple is now selling Linksys' Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System in stores and online, signaling a break from a policy of only selling its own AirPort routers.

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Hip-hop legend RZA set to lead Music Lab session at San Francisco Apple Store

01/10/2018, 08:01 pm

Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA - one of the most acclaimed artists in hip-hop history - will host a free Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month.

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Second iPhone battery fire in two days affects Spanish Apple store

01/10/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple's Calle Colon store in Valencia, Spain was evacuated on Wednesday after an iPhone's battery exploded during repair, filling one floor of the building with smoke.

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iPhone battery fire forces brief evacuation of Zurich Apple store

01/09/2018, 01:01 pm

An Apple store in Zurich, Switzerland was temporarily evacuated on Tuesday after an iPhone's battery at the service desk overheated in the middle of a removal procedure, emitting smoke and burning the worker who was doing the work.

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Apple planning new Toronto store at Yonge & Bloor [u]

01/04/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple appears to be working on a new street-level store in Toronto, Canada, based inside an 85-story condominium at the corner of Yonge and Bloor, not far from Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. [Updated with corrected stats]

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Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to protest company's unpaid taxes

01/04/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has leveled a lawsuit against Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- which ran protests at a number of French Apple stores on Dec. 2, including a brief occupation of the company's flagship Opera store in Paris.

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Apple says Chicago store's snow problems are result of software issue

01/03/2018, 12:01 pm

Troubles with snow and ice at Apple's North Michigan store in Chicago were attributable to glitches in a rooftop warming system, rather than any inherently bad architecture, according to the company.

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Apple not requiring failed iPhone battery diagnostic test before $29 replacement

01/02/2018, 09:01 am

Apple stores are reportedly offering their discounted battery replacements to any iPhone owner willing to pay the fee regardless of whether or not an old battery passes testing, and some users are reporting partial refunds on earlier battery exchanges -- but this is not a universal policy.

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iMac Pro arrives at Apple's retail stores

12/29/2017, 10:12 am

Customers who can afford its $4,999 pricetag may now be able to find the 8-core base model of the iMac Pro in some U.S. Apple stores, ready for pickup.

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Chicago flagship Apple Retail store roof not well suited for snow, ice

12/28/2017, 07:12 pm

Apple's North Michigan Ave., Chicago retail store is having a problem with snow and ice falls off the roof, and has roped off areas of the surrounding court to protect shoppers.

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Apple to start surveying 'Today at Apple' participants next month

12/28/2017, 03:12 pm

Beginning in January, Apple will start collecting feedback from everyone who attends one of the company's free "Today at Apple" sessions at its retail stores.

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Apple's first store in Saudi Arabia could open in 2019

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple is reportedly readying its first store in Saudi Arabia, though a grand opening could be as distant as two years out.

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A Christmas miracle: iPhone X now available at 97% of US Apple stores

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Customers looking to buy an iPhone X post-Christmas should have little problem, as new data shows the device in stock at as many as 97 percent of U.S. Apple stores.

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Apple begins shipping first iMac Pro orders

12/21/2017, 08:12 am

Apple's new premium, professional grade all-in-one desktop, the iMac Pro, is now shipping to customers, though deliveries from China are not expected to arrive before Christmas.

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Apple's first Korean store expected to open on Dec. 30

12/15/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple's first-ever outlet in South Korea is reportedly scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 30, deepening a footprint in the home of key rivals -- and suppliers -- like Samsung and LG.

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18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8 weeks, can be maxed out for $13,199

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

The start of iMac Pro sales means customers now know exactly how much their custom configurations will cost, and when they are expected to ship. Buyers interested in the top-of-the-line desktop can expect to fork over more than $7,000 for an 18-core beast, though it won't ship until February.

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Apple begins selling $4999 27-inch iMac Pro with 8-core CPU, deliveries arrive Dec. 27

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday kicked off sales of the iMac Pro, its first all-in-one professional-grade desktop, packing 8 Intel Xeon processing cores and 32 gigabytes of RAM into the entry-level $4,999 model. The first orders via Apple's website arrive just after Christmas.

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Apple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall

12/09/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple on Saturday held a grand opening for a newly relocated retail store in Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall, replacing an outlet that first opened more than ten years ago.

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