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Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

05/20/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs floated the idea of an Apple Card in 2004, though that incarnation would've been far different, according to one of the company's former creative directors.

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2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/18/2019, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Willian and Victor are back, catching up on overall themes of CES, iPhone rumors, the possibilities of a new iPad Pro, and the carry-over effects of smartphone brands cutting earning expectations.

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Apple's stock is the one for 'the next decade,' former retail head Ron Johnson declares

01/16/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple's original retail head Ron Johnson urged investors to buy the company's stock on Wednesday, calling it a good long-term bet, and arguing that iPhone sales will revive during the next cycle.

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Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/07/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Steve Jobs took weekly hands-on role in first Apple store design, says former retail head Ron Johnson

12/05/2018, 09:12 am

Steve Jobs was deeply involved in the development of Apple's first retail store, according to original retail head Ron Johnson, providing regular vetting and suggestions as the company experimented with a prototype in a rented warehouse near 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

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Steve Jobs initially blasted Genius Bars at Apple stores, says former retail head

03/06/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was originally resistant to the idea of the Genius Bar, now a signature feature of every Apple store, former retail head Ron Johnson said in a recent podcast.

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Enjoy starts sales, white-glove delivery of AirPort routers & fourth-gen Apple TV

12/15/2015, 01:12 pm

Enjoy -- the white-glove delivery service launched by former Apple retail head Ron Johnson -- on Tuesday began sales of two more Apple products, including AirPort routers and the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy, a sales and setup service

05/06/2015, 11:05 am

Former JC Penney CEO and one-time Apple retail head Ron Johnson on Wednesday launched a new company, Enjoy Technology, that will not only sell products like smartphones, drones, notebooks, and tablets, but also offer free personal delivery and setup for orders.

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Apple hires Paul Deneve of French fashion house YSL [u]

07/02/2013, 06:07 pm

French luxury label Saint Laurent has named a new chief executive to replace Paul Deneve, who is leaving for a new career at Apple, where he will be involved in an unknown role.

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Former Apple retail chief presides over JC Penney's lowest sales in 20 years

02/28/2013, 10:02 am

JC Penney Chief Executive Ron Johnson, who formerly ran Apple's retail business, is under fire after overseeing the company's lowest sales in more than two decades.

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Steve Jobs originally envisioned Apple Stores as targeting creative professionals

03/08/2012, 03:03 am

Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson convinced the late Steve Jobs to abandon a plan to focus the company's retail business on creative professionals and instead cater to all types of customers.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms

02/01/2012, 08:02 pm

As some pundits have questioned the wisdom in Apple's decision to bring an outsider in as its new Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly defended the hiring in an email, noting that he talked to many people and Dixons CEO John Browett was "the best by far."

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Apple hires Dixons Retail CEO John Browett as new SVP of Retail

01/31/2012, 02:01 am

Apple announced on Monday that it had hired John Browett, former CEO at European Technology Retailer Dixons, to be its new Senior Vice President of Retail, a move that reflects the company's increased focus on its overseas retail operations.

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Ron Johnson 'reimagined everything' when creating the Apple Store

11/21/2011, 06:11 pm

Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson says that the success he created with brick-and-mortar Apple Stores is based on a complete reworking of the traditional retail culture, built on customer relations and hands-on management.

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Apple's search for new retail chief extends overseas

08/02/2011, 08:08 pm

Apple has hired a global recruitment firm to take its search for a new retail executive abroad in hopes of finding a replacement with international retail experience, according to a new report.

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Apple's Mac and Retail bosses cash in on over $55 million in options

10/30/2010, 12:10 pm

Two of Steve Jobs' top lieutenants saw big pay days during the month of October, with Apple's Mac hardware chief and retail mastermind both cashing in on stock options that combined to total of more than $55 million.

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