After being announced at Apple's iPhone 7 event in September, the company's lightweight Powerbeats3 on-ear headphones, featuring the proprietary W1 chip for superior wireless connectivity, are now beginning to trickle out into the hands of consumers. AppleInsider offers a first look.
Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am — along with models Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell — has launched a new set of earbuds, the i.am+ Buttons, available at Apple stores as well as a number of other U.S. retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.
At least some Apple stores across the U.S. — including its Union Square outlet in San Francisco — reportedly set up line barriers on Wednesday night, and/or saw unusual activity behind their glass facades.
Apple's investigation of allegations levied against employees at an Australian Apple store has determined that no customer data had been stolen, but the employees said to be at the center of the photo-stealing ring aren't off the hook for other misdeeds.
As planned, Apple reopened its Brea Mall outlet in California on Saturday, and photos shared with AppleInsider show that the location is steeped in Apple's latest fashion-oriented design aesthetic. [Updated with more info about weekend store openings]
Apple is set to reopen four U.S. stores on Sept. 24, scattered across the states of Arizona, California, and Virginia. On the same date, the company will open a new outlet in Birmingham, England, replacing an earlier location.
Prospective iPhone 7 buyers looking to make money off their old iPhones can now turn in an iPhone SE, 6s, or 6s Plus as a part of Apple's trade-up program, though the store credit given may still be significantly lower than what's offered by some third parties.
As accounts surface claiming that the iPhone 7 will be particularly constrained at retail for the launch, sources familiar with the matter are saying that they will be no more or less limited at launch day than for any other first day of sale since the iPhone 4.