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Topic: retail

Apple to open 'several' new Japanese stores in 5 years, remodel existing locations

03/21/2018, 11:03 pm

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts this week said the company plans a major Japanese investment that will see the opening of new retail outlets and an extensive renovation of existing locations over the next five years.


HomeKit experience on display at London's John Lewis grand opening

03/20/2018, 01:03 pm

London Retailer John Lewis has opened a massive 230,000 square foot retail location with a dedicated Apple HomeKit display in the Westfield London shopping center.


Apple holds recruitment event in Paris store to mark International Women's Day

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

In honor of International Women's Day, Apple will be hosting a number of events in select retail outlets around the world to celebrate the achievements of women, including one evening in the Paris Marche Saint-Germain store that will be used as a recruitment event for the company.


Apple retail stores to accept Alipay mobile payments in China

02/07/2018, 01:02 am

In a move seemingly designed to increase sales and local sentiment, Apple will soon accept payments from popular Chinese service Alipay at its 41 brick-and-mortar stores in the country, the first third-party system in the world to enjoy support from Apple's retail arm.


Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pagoda'

02/07/2018, 12:02 am

Apple is facing a rare adverse reaction to the design of a proposed global flagship store in Australia, with the Melbourne City Council on Tuesday voting to lobby the government and Apple for a new aesthetic.


Angela Ahrendts visit Seoul for first South Korean Apple store opening

01/26/2018, 11:01 pm

Apple opened the doors to its first retail store in South Korea on Saturday local time, and the company's head of retail Angela Ahrendts was on hand to take part in the grand opening festivities.


How to buy HomePod using Apple's financing options

01/25/2018, 07:01 pm

Apple's HomePod is shaping up to be a hot commodity for early adopters, but the premium speaker is priced well above competing products from Amazon and Google. If you want to score one on launch day, but lack the cheddar, you might want to consider Apple's financing options.


Apple shows off first South Korea retail store ahead of grand opening on Saturday

01/24/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday posted a few photos of preparations being made at Apple Garosugil, the company's first retail outlet in South Korea that is scheduled to open its doors to customers on Saturday.


London's Regent Street Apple Store uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

01/20/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple turns to existing solutions for many of the challenges it faces in retail. AppleInsider has learned that the London Regent Street Apple Store uses MOTU software to control the audio environment, both for technical reasons, as well as as a practical demonstration for store-goers.


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.


Construction of first Vienna Apple store accelerating ahead of rumored January opening

12/07/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple is working hard to complete interior and exterior renovations at a three-story retail space in Vienna that will serve as the company's first official outlet in Austria, a location rumored to open next month.


Apple retail workers help save Barred Owl that flew into Portland store window

12/01/2017, 06:12 pm

Employees at Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Ore., arrived at work early one November morning to a surprising scene: a Barred Owl, a rare sight in the city, dazed and standing atilt next to the store's two-story glass facade.


iPhone X launch draws an enthusiastic line all day at Union Square, San Francisco

11/03/2017, 07:11 pm

One month after the earlier launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus drew lines of its own, buyers excited for iPhone X again flocked to Apple's retail stores to be among the first to get the new phone. At San Francisco's flagship Union Square location, a line of over 200 were waiting when the doors opened, and even hours later there were new arrivals joining a line down the block in the early afternoon.


Samsung looks to reinvent Apple's Genius Bar with WeWork 'care centers'

10/31/2017, 12:10 am

Samsung is partnering with shared workplace startup WeWork to roll out a string of "care centers" at which customers can receive help with their Samsung device while taking care of business, an idea that aims to one-up Apple's Genius Bar.


Steel frames rise at next-gen Apple store in Seattle's University Village mall

10/26/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple is making steady progress on a next-generation retail outlet in Seattle's University Village mall that, once complete, will stand face-to-face with a Microsoft Store located just feet away.


Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Chicago on Friday to mingle with customers at the grand opening of the company's new Michigan Avenue flagship store, an event hyped earlier this week.


Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

10/18/2017, 11:10 pm

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.


After decade of iPhone launches, there's still a line in San Francisco

09/22/2017, 11:09 am

At Apple's Union Square flagship retail store in San Francisco, an early morning line of about 100 people formed down the block for new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 buyers, split between users with pre-order reservations and people who just stopped by to pick up the new gear.


Photos show nearly completed Apple retail outlet in Austin

09/20/2017, 01:09 am

Apple appears to be nearing completion of a soon-to-be-relocated mall outlet in Austin, Tex., that looks to feature exterior -- and likely interior -- design elements consistent with the company's "Apple store 2.0" aesthetic.


Relocated Apple store opens for business in Reno, Nevada

09/16/2017, 09:09 pm

Apple on Saturday opened the doors of a relocated Reno, Nev., retail outlet to a crowd of eager customers, the latest in the company's chain to benefit from an "Apple store 2.0" redesign developed under executive Angela Ahrendts.