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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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First 'Apple Music Live' event coming to Milan's Piazza Liberty on March 28

03/22/2019, 10:03 am

Apple on Friday announced a new "Apple Music Live" series of concerts, beginning with a program at the company's Piazza Liberty store in Milan, Italy.

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Carnegie Library's transformation into D.C. Apple Store will complete in April

03/04/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple's restoration of Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library as part of its conversion into a massive retail outlet for the iPhone maker could open to the public soon, after the building owner advised current expectations is for it to be completed in late spring.

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Apple announces new Girls Who Code partnership to mark International Women's Day

02/28/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is planning a marketing push in recognition of International Women's Day on March 8, including a new partnership with Girls Who Code.

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Apple looks to offload property for Stockholm store blocked by popular resistance

02/08/2019, 12:02 pm

With its original plans to build a Stockholm store mothballed, Apple is reportedly looking to sell back the Kungstradgarden property it intended to occupy.

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Cook thanks Angela Ahrendts in memo to employees over retail chief's departure

02/06/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a note to retail employees about current section chief Angela Ahrendts' departure and replacement Deirdre O'Brien, calling it an "opportunity to reinforce" company values.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to depart in April, hands mantle to Deirdre O'Brien

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts is departing the company after just five years on the job, the company revealed on Tuesday, leaving incoming SVP Deirdre O'Brien with some large shoes to fill.

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Apple's Fifth Avenue 'cube' will reopen in first half of 2019

01/31/2019, 11:01 am

Apple will be re-opening its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City in the first half of 2019, management of the company that owns the property claims, with the famous "glass cube" store expected to complete its renovations within the next six months.

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Apple adds 50 new 'Today at Apple' sessions in three categories

01/29/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the creation of more than 50 new "Today at Apple" sessions for its retail stores, split into three categories: Skills, Walks, and Labs.

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Apple's 'experiential retail' success lies in improving a customer's life claims Angela Ahrendts

01/29/2019, 07:01 am

Apple is excelling at retail because it has different aims to other stores, retail chief Angela Ahrendts advised in an interview, with the company bucking the trend of store closures though "experiential retail" and providing education to the customer, rather than just selling merchandise.

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Tim Cook talks reveals plans for Prague Apple store in talk with Czech Prime Minister

01/24/2019, 05:01 pm

One of Apple CEO Tim Cook's meetings at the World Economic Forum on Thursday was with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who managed to secure a promise of an Apple store in the country's capital, Prague.

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Apple Upper East Side store in NYC wins AIA award for interior architecture

01/21/2019, 10:01 pm

Apple recently received an award from the American Institute of Architects for the extensive repurposing of a Manhattan bank into a high-tech retail outlet, an undertaking that married painstaking exterior and interior restoration with newly fabricated design elements.

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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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Apple previews luxurious Champs-Elysees store in Paris ahead of Sunday launch

11/15/2018, 08:11 am

Signaling the importance of the location, Apple on Thursday made a special announcement for its upcoming Champs-Elysees store, which opens in Paris on Sunday, November 18.

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Apple still owns rights to Sweden Kungstradgarden plot, could revive store plans

11/01/2018, 03:11 pm

Although public opposition appears to have defeated the company for now, there is a chance Apple could still make an attempt at a store in Stockholm's historic Kungstradgarden, according to one report.

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Apple's Chinese retail growth stalled by fraud & competition, forcing repositioning

10/29/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple's retail expansion in China is reportedly being stymied by a number of factors, putting it well short of ambitious goals the company had earlier this decade.

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Apple event in downtown Brooklyn brings theater to retail

10/28/2018, 03:10 pm

Nearly a year after it opened its Downtown Brooklyn retail store, Apple has temporarily expanded its New York footprint by taking over the Howard Gilman Opera House across the street in preparation for the theatrical introduction of new products for the holiday -- beyond its freshly released 2018 iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4.

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New Stockholm city council vows to block unpopular Apple store plans

10/12/2018, 11:10 am

Apple's plans for its first store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm may have been dealt a fatal blow, as a newly-elected city council is promising to support residents opposed to a proposed site.

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Rampant Chinese iPhone repair fraud forced Apple to develop countermeasures

10/09/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple has spent the last five years combatting fraud relating to iPhone repairs in China, where parts were stolen from working iPhones and were submitted for repair under warranty, a problem that reportedly cost billions of dollars and forced Apple to investigate.

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Flagship Apple stores host Today at Apple events in tandem with The Big Draw Festival

10/01/2018, 12:10 pm

Thoughout October Apple will be hosting special Today at Apple events in partnership with the worldwide Big Draw Festival.

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