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Topic: Best Buy

Best Buy issues memo warning of iPhone constraints

06/01/2009, 10:06 am

Best Buy over the weekend became the latest Apple partner to warn staffers of dwindling iPhone supply that could leave some of its stores without product to sell for a few weeks later this month.


Wal-Mart's new Apple section seen as precursor to Mac sales

05/19/2009, 11:05 am

Wal-Mart's move to overhaul the electronics departments in many of its retail stores with Apple-designated shopping areas is being seen as a sign that the mega-retailer is making a pitch to eventually carry Apple's line of Mac personal computers.


iPhone speculation heats up around mysterious Best Buy entries

05/15/2009, 10:05 am

With Apple-related news grinding to a halt near week's end, some are scraping the bottom of the barrel and pointing to some unusual entries in Best Buy's inventory system as potential placeholders for Apple's next-gen iPhones.


Best Buy rumored to take on iTunes with movie download store

04/17/2009, 01:04 pm

Apple authorized reseller Best Buy will soon add its name to a growing list of firms bidding for a slice of the online movie download business, according to a new report.


SoftBank now giving away iPhones in Japan

02/25/2009, 11:02 am

In a bid to possibly clear inventory, combat slumping sales, or both, SoftBank Mobile's new "iPhone for Everybody Campaign" is offering customers in Japan a free iPhone 3G with a two-year contract through May.


Best Buy offering $100 iPhone discount to program members

02/23/2009, 02:02 pm

Members of Best Buy's Reward Zone program can save up to $100 on an iPhone 3G from Best Buy Mobile until the end of this week.


Circuit City calls it quits, to liquidate assets

01/16/2009, 04:01 pm

One-time Apple partner and the United States' second largest electronics retailer Circuit City will shutter all of its remaining stores following a difficult holiday shopping season and failed efforts to negotiate a sale that would have saved the company.


Best Buy cuts prices on Apple's Mac line for 4-day sale [u]

11/24/2008, 10:11 am

Looking to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season, Best Buy is working with Apple to host a 4-day only sale that offers instant discounts across the entire Mac product line, including $100 - $150 off the latest MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro notebooks, and $50 - $150 off Mac minis, iMacs, and Mac Pros.


Apple ripe to expand Mac sales to UK's largest phone retailer

10/03/2008, 11:10 am

Apple is believed to have tapped iPhone reseller and largest independent European mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse to help push sales of Macs in the United Kingdom.


Video industry plans escape from iTunes with 'open' standard

09/15/2008, 07:09 pm

Afraid that Apple will gain the sort of lock on downloadable video that it did with music, Sony and a group of video business heavyweights are planning a new standard that would let copy protected movies and TV from any participating service work with many devices..


Best Buy to acquire Napster for $121 million

09/15/2008, 09:09 am

Best Buy said Monday it has agreed to purchase Napster Inc. for $121 million as part of a bid to accelerate growth in the emerging industry of digital entertainment and leverage its relationships with content studios.


Microsoft calling up Gurus to take on Apple's Geniuses

09/05/2008, 06:09 pm

As part of its efforts to shore up Windows Vista's battered reputation, Microsoft has revealed plans for retail helpers that bear a strong resemblance to Apple's Genius Bar staff.


iPhone snags cover of Best Buy circular ahead of Sunday's launch

09/04/2008, 08:09 pm

While there's no sign that sales of Apple's iPhone 3G have slowed, they're due for an incremental boost come Sunday when the device goes on sale at Best Buy retail outlets nationwide.


Apple's Best Buy play makes 12m iPhones "very conservative"

08/13/2008, 07:08 pm

An agreement for Best Buy to start selling iPhones will help make already strong estimates for Apple's device sales seem all too modest, according to an investment note from Lehman Brothers.


Sources: Best Buy to sell Apple's iPhone 3G nationwide

08/12/2008, 07:08 pm

Best Buy Co., Inc. is expected to announce as early as Wednesday plans to begin selling the iPhone 3G next month, making it the first independent U.S. reseller to offer the the coveted touchscreen handset outside of Apple and AT&T.


Challenges ahead as Apple and Best Buy expand Mac program

07/03/2008, 11:07 am

Apple and Best Buy have internally announced plans to scale Mac sales beyond their previously stated 600-store goal, but will soon face real estate-related obstacles that could challenge further expansion, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple, Best Buy partner in China; NPD on iPods; PayPal clarifies

04/21/2008, 05:04 pm

Apple and speciality electronics retailer Best Buy have extended their partnership to the Far East. Meanwhile, the latest data from NPD suggests second-quarter iPod sales remained relatively flat. And PayPal now says that it does not intend to block Safari users from its ecommerce service.


iTunes now the No. 2 music retailer in the US

02/26/2008, 10:02 am

In addition to new notebooks on Tuesday, Apple announced that the latest market research data from NPD indicates that the iTunes Store recently surpassed Best Buy to become the number two music retailer in the US, behind only Wal-Mart.


Blu-ray exclusives by Best Buy, Netflix deal HD DVD serious blow

02/12/2008, 08:02 am

Compounding troubles for the ailing HD DVD format, Best Buy and movie rental service Netflix both said on Monday that they would focus their attention on Blu-ray discs.


Best Buy to double number of stores selling Apple's Mac line

01/09/2008, 11:01 am

Leading U.S. electronics specialty retailer Best Buy said this week it plans to increase the number of stores carrying Apple Inc.'s Mac computer line twofold in the next several weeks, signaling robust demand for the Windows PC alternatives in the broader consumer market.