Following rumors that Apple was scouting locations for its first flagship store in South Korea, the company on Thursday posted retail hiring notices and confirmed that it indeed plans to open a brick-and-mortar outlet in the country.
Construction of Apple's new Chicago flagship retail store is well underway, and according to a report on Wednesday the final build cost is now expected to hit $27 million, down from an initial estimate of $62 million in October.
Continuing a holiday tradition, Apple on Monday announced it will offer free next-day delivery on in-stock items ordered through its online store on Dec. 23, giving holiday shoppers one more alternative for last minute Christmas gifts.
Apple on Friday presented its retail workforce with the usual annual holiday gift, this year consisting of a special edition gray T-shirt and keepsake card onto which the company's corporate credo is printed.
Apple has lost a class-action suit, that accused it of denying retail workers sufficient breaks, and paying final paychecks in some cases months too late and as a result, Apple must pay $2 million into a fund to pay for the lawyers, and compensate those wronged by its actions.
Apple on Thursday tinted red the iconic backlit logos installed outside brick-and-mortar stores around the world, continuing a long-standing tradition in support of World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1.
As scheduled, Apple's store-within-a-store at the Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York opened for business on Friday, granting customers access to a selection of tech giant's most popular products.
Apple has agreed to open a store-within-a-store concept at Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York, with the deal also granting the department store chain access to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 in time for the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft announced quarterly operating profits of just $3.1 billion on revenues of $20.6 billion, hit hard by slow sales of Office, a 17 percent drop in cloud profits, an $870 million decline from Windows Phone and tepid Surface sales that grew by 9 percent year over year but remained below $1 billion.
Apple on Wednesday announced the first official Apple Store in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China will open on June 25, expanding the company's retail presence in Greater China to 41 stores.
Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.
Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco is now nearly structurally complete as massive, movable glass doors are being installed to its front, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location is slated replace this summer).
Confirming a recent AppleInsider report, Apple on Friday announced its first Mexican Apple Store will be an in-mall outlet in Mexico City for which the company is now accepting online job applications.