By Christian Zibreg on Apr 4, 2012
Forget the new iPad, here comes the new online Apple store! According to a credible report, the company is informing its K-12 shoppers to get ready for the new online shopping experience. It’s kinda semi-official now as Apple’s notice announcing the redesign has been spotted in the store’s section dedicated to kindergarten through 12th grade institutions.
For now, the company appears to be simply teasing the upcoming changes and it’s unclear whether the new shopping experience will be limited to K-12 buyers only. Be that as it may, with such a diverse portfolio of products spanning lots of product variants and families, a store revamp can’t hurt. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 29, 2012
The world’s biggest Apple store inside a shopping mall? Pictured above is the huge Parkland Mall shopping mall in Dalian, China, reportedly slated to become the home to the company’s biggest retail outlet to date. The obligatory sign is already outside the mall and it reads “Apple’s World’s Biggest Flagship Store will be coming soon”.
Need more evidence? Well, only a flagship Apple store in the making could provoke crazy mall wars as a rival shopping center dispatched its security team to push down Apple’s barricades outside the Parkland Mall.
It’s all caught on tape and included below for your viewing pleasure… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2012
Just when we thought we had heard it all, this story surfaced. CBS New York is reporting that an 83-year old woman has filed a lawsuit against Apple after she sustained injuries walking into a glass door at its Manhassett Store in Long Island, NY.
The woman’s name is Evelyn Paswall, and she’s going after Apple for a staggering $1 million dollars in medical expenses and punitive damages. Apparently Evenlyn broke her nose during the incident, and is now suing the company for negligence… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 2012
MacRumors published an interesting story yesterday regarding Apple’s 5th Avenue retail location seeing a large number of third-generation iPad returns by Chinese resellers.
It appears that Apple’s ability to keep up with consumer demand this year has diminished the tablet’s resale value, prompting a high volume of returns by would-be vendors… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2012
Earlier today, both AT&T and Apple announced that they saw record-breaking iPad sales over the weekend. Neither company, however, gave any kind of specific sales figures.
So while everyone is speculating — we’ve heard it’s well over a million — The Verge has gotten some ballpark estimates from the popular Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2012
Opera Apple Store in Paris, image courtesy of Rohid Jetha
If you were thinking that the new iPad‘s lack of a redesigned body or quad-core CPU was going to affect customer demand, think again. In typical pre-launch fashion, lines are forming around the world for Apple’s new tablet.
Although most retailers won’t be opening their doors until 8am tomorrow morning, some stores have announced that they will start selling the new iPad as early as 12:01 EST here in the States… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 13, 2012
As expected, the new iPad will be available for sale at your local Apple Store this Friday, at 8am. The confirmation comes from 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman who managed to get a photo of one of the marketing materials that will be hanging on the windows of Apple Stores around the country this Friday.
If the date doesn’t come as a surprise – it was officially announced by Apple last week – the time was kind of an X factor until now… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 11, 2012
We’re all excited to get our hands on the new iPad, and with less than a week to go until its release, there really isn’t that long left to wait. In fact, it’s probably time to start queuing for the few iPads that will be available in stores.
It seems someone else has had the same idea, and believe it or not, some people are already in line outside the Regent Street Apple Store in London, England.
Remember, there is still almost a week until release day… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 9, 2012
Not content with reporting huge sales at its existing 360-plus retail stores across the globe, Apple is constantly seeking to expand its vast empire of knock-out retail locations at which we can all hand over our hard-earned cash.
The latest store that could be set to open appears to be in London, Ontario. Yes, those lucky Canadians are set to get another Apple Store in their midst. Masonville Place is to be the home of the unannounced Apple Store, according to a job listing.
The job listing shows that Apple is currently recruiting for the new store, with Geniuses and Inventory Specialists required, amongst others… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 9, 2012
If you were particularly swift at getting your new iPad order in when the online Apple Store finally came back to life, then you may soon be receiving a shipping confirmation email in your inbox.
One AppleInsider reader has shared an email he received, which shows that his 16GB WiFi iPad (notice the 3rd Generation moniker, too?) is already winging its way to him via FedEx. Other similar reports are also being received, with UPS apparently also being used for iPad shipments by Apple.
Of course, items being shipped and items actually arriving are two very different things… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012
It’s that time of the year again. We’re all waiting on pins and needles until March 16th when the new iPad is officially available to the public.
As Cult of Mac’s Killian Bell points out, Apple’s own Apple Store app is a great way keep tabs on your new iPad and/or new Apple TV shipment.
It’s not going to make your new iPad hit your doorstep any faster, but it’s a nifty way to ease some of the anxiety of waiting… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 8, 2012
Yesterday, Apple announced its new iPad and Apple TV at a media event in California. Later that afternoon, both products went up for pre-order on Apple’s Online Store. Apple said at the time both products would begin shipping to customers on March 16th. However, due to the excitement over both products, shipping times for both the Apple TV and iPad have slipped, as noted by 9to5mac.
Some models of the iPad have slipped back to March 19th, while the Apple TV has slipped back even further — now delivering in roughly “1 -2 weeks” for customers that are just pre-ordering… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 7, 2012
Apple’s online store is slowly creeping back online, and as we go to purchase the new iPad, AT&T and Verizon’s LTE data plans for the LTE iPad have been revealed. Nothing has changed from the old 3G data options. Both carriers are still offering similar pricing, but have different options available.
AT&T is offering the lowest amount of data, offering only 250MB per month for $14.99, while Verizon offers the highest of 10GB per month for $80… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 7, 2012
As always prior to a huge event like this, Apple has taken their online store offline in order to update it with new products.
While Apple has not come forth and said what they will be unveiling today (and they never do), the iPad refresh is in the cards along with an updated Apple TV.
No one’s 100% sure what the arrangements will be when the store comes back online, but various reports state that the Apple TV will be available for immediate purchase… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 6, 2012
Many Android device manufacturers have opted to include near field communication (NFC) technology inside of their devices. NFC allows customers to transmit data between two devices. The biggest use for NFC is for mobile payments – which Google has been actively pursuing with its Google Wallet technology.
Apple has been granted a new patent for the ‘iWallet’ from the United States Trademark & Patent Office, as outlined by Patently Apple. The new patent allows for Apple to include NFC technology into the iPhone for mobile payments… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2012
Now that we know when Apple will unveil its new iPad, folks are starting to speculate on what date the tablet will become available. And the most consistent guess to date seems to be Friday, March 16th.
MacRumors is the latest to add weight to the theory, pointing to a high profile Apple Store in Houston that was originally slated to debut on March 17th, but has recently been rescheduled to open a day earlier… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 8, 2012
It’s been nearly three weeks since the New York Times published its now infamous report on the poor working conditions of overseas manufacturers, and Apple is still feeling the ripple effects. The iPhone-makers were named exclusively in the lengthy article regarding their poor efforts to correct the growing labor problems in China.
In response to the allegations, activists setup an online petition calling for Apple to release a “worker protection strategy.” And not only has the petition collected more than 250,000 electronic signatures, but the activists are about to take their protest to the next level… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2012
When Steve Jobs unveiled the first Apple Store back in 2001, critics laughed at him. Many believed that Jobs’ plan to open retail stores on prime real estate to spotlight Apple’s products would send the company into bankruptcy.
But as we all know, things didn’t quite play out that way. As with a majority of its other endeavors, Apple’s retail chain is the best, and most lucrative in the business. And thanks to the recent iPhone 4S launch, the best just got better… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 31, 2012
Apple today announced the hiring of a new Senior Vice President of Retail, with John Browett getting the top job.
Browett, a the former head of Dixons in the UK, takes over from Ron Johnson who left to take up a role at JC Penney last November.
The new hire will start in his new position in April, with Apple CEO Tim Cook seemingly pleased with the new recruit, despite Dixons’ poor performance on the UK high street over the last few years… Read More
By Jake Smith on Jan 30, 2012
Since the iPhone 4S became available in October, it has yet to see an “in stock” label on Apple’s Online Store. Earlier this month Apple moved to 3-5 days, as supply was still a little tight. Today however, things have changed, and Apple is now listing the iPhone 4S as “in stock” for all sizes and carriers.
Selling 37 million iPhones in Q1 2012, Apple was having trouble keeping up with demand. It’s unclear how many of the 37 million were 4S’s, but it was obviously a majority… Read More