Target is apparently working on promoting sales of Apple's "iPhone 12" and "Apple Watch Series 6," with an incomplete image of a circular showing the retailer is seemingly prepared for Tuesday's launch event.
Furthering an emphasis on fashion, Apple is reportedly launching four new colors for its Beats Solo3 headphones, available through first-party outlets, big-box retailer Target, and John Lewis in the U.K.
U.S. retailer Target is allegedly telling its stores to return some iPhone SE units to Apple, a report claimed on Wednesday, ahead of a March press event in which the company could announce a new high-capacity 128-gigabyte model.
Apple's AirPods are by all measures a victory for the company, with Apple retail stores quickly blowing through received stock. However, online orders placed through Apple are in some cases shipping weeks earlier than advertised.
Confirming earlier reports of very limited availability of the AirPods, most Apple Retail stores won't have any floor stock to sell before Christmas, and online order estimated deliveries have already fallen to early 2017 at the soonest.
Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.
Target's executives revealed in an earnings conference call that Apple sales at their stores dropped 20 percent, calling it one of the major reasons for missing earnings guidance, and forcing a revision for the next quarter as well.
A handful of Apple's authorized iPhone resellers have joined the company's brick-and-mortar retail stores in offering discounts on existing iPhone models ahead of a media event next month that's expected to serve as a launchpad for the so-called iPhone 5.