Apple on Thursday quietly adorned construction barriers protecting a new retail location in Taiwan with company branding, confirming rumors that the tech giant will soon open a second outlet in the region.
Apple is getting closer to opening its first major outlet in India, a report claims, with the iPhone maker said to have produced a shortlist of upmarket locations in Mumbai that could host an Apple Store, if it can gain the favor of the country's government.
Apple has shelved plans to build its first global flagship retail store in Australia, as heritage authority officials effectively blocked development of the proposed Federation Square site by declining a demolition permit application.
Apple has come under fire for failing to pay artists taking part in the Apple Store's Today at Apple sessions in San Francisco, after it was discovered participants were offered a free Apple product instead of receiving an appearance fee from the retail outlet.
Angela Ahrendts on Thursday briefly commented on near-term plans after it was announced that she would depart her role as Apple's retail chief in April, while Ahrendts' successor, Deirdre O'Brien, took receipt of a stock bonus potentially worth tens of millions of dollars.
Angela Ahrendts came to the Apple Stores with a history in fashion retail, and brought a track record of revitalizing failing firms. AppleInsider details how Tim Cook came to hire her and what the state of Apple Retail was when she took over.
Apple's hardware designs, software, icons, marketing, retail strategy, and branding have all been closely copied by its rivals. One thing they aren't copying is Apple's vast, premium installed base of loyal buyers. That's the primary foundation of Apple's wildly successful, global business that's uniquely selling massive volumes of luxury-class, premium-priced products in markets where competitors fight over sales of low-priced commodity units with thin margins. Why can't anyone else achieve what Apple has?
Big-box retailer Walmart is predicted to overtake Apple as America's third-largest online retailer by the end of 2018, a result of a wider slowdown in smartphone and consumer electronic sales, according to a report Friday.
Amazon will be expanding the selection of Apple products sold in its online store in the coming weeks, following an agreement with Apple to allow the online retailer to sell Apple's newest iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch models.
Nearly a year after it opened its Downtown Brooklyn retail store, Apple has temporarily expanded its New York footprint by taking over the Howard Gilman Opera House across the street in preparation for the theatrical introduction of new products for the holiday — beyond its freshly released 2018 iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4.
Apple's wide array of devices including iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs have become ubiquitous in our homes, but most customer-facing installations still rely on inadequate technology. AppleInsider talks to industry mavens to discuss the present and future of Apple's devices in customer service.
The online Apple Store is no longer offering in-store pickup for the LG UltraFine 5K Display for a large number of outlets around the globe, a possible indication that the screens may be replaced by a new model, potentially even the anticipated Apple-produced displays.
A report on Wednesday revived rumors of Apple's interest in turning the Tower Theater, a designated historic-cultural monument in downtown Los Angeles, into a retail outlet, though hard evidence of the company's plans remains elusive.
Apple is reportedly in talks with an Israeli retail property group to bring its company-owned brick-and-mortar stores to the country, the latest in an effort to open consumer hubs in the world's major metropolitan centers.
Apple this week reinstated product financing alternatives, as well as an informational webpage detailing such purchases, for UK customers shopping on the company's online storefront after the options were made temporarily unavailable.