By Cody Lee on Oct 8, 2011
The iPhone 4S has seen staggering customer demand in its first 24 hours of presale. Online preorder pages are already showing shipping dates 1-3 weeks out for Apple’s latest handset, depending on which model you’re after.
If you’re looking to snag a 16GB iPhone 4S in the near future, carriers are suggesting that you visit your local retail store on October 14. But you might want to get there early, as it looks like people are already starting to line up… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Oct 4, 2011
Today, Apple announced that the iPhone 4S would go on sale October 14th. However, you can pre-order on October 7th starting at exactly 12:01 A.M Pacific Time. On the 14th, customers will be able to purchase the phone in the US, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Japan and the UK. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 4, 2011
So, what will it be? Signs are certainly pointing to an iPhone 4S as being the only new iPhone we’ll see this afternoon.
Either way, it’s highly probably that we will see some new product hit Apple’s online store after the media event concludes.
That’s because Apple’s online store is currently down, which normally means the ability to order a new product, or at least pre-order a new product, is in the cards… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 6, 2011
A recent report from The Wall Street Journal said that Sprint will definitely be getting the next iPhone this Fall. The publication stated that Sprint would begin selling the device in mid-October.
After the report, Sprint told its staff to not discuss the iPhone rumors with customers. The carrier also scheduled a “Strategy Update” event on October 7th, hinting at an iPhone announcement. The carrier’s ETF was also raised to $350 — all of this activity pointing towards a partnership with Apple.
Now, the most boldface piece of evidence for the Sprint iPhone has surfaced… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Sep 5, 2011
Today, in Apple Stores everywhere, Apple began iOS 5 and iCloud training for employees. The training is done through the Daily Download application, which was part of the Apple Store 2.0 upgrade.
What’s the significance of this? Apple only launches a new OS with a new iPhone, therefore hinting that the iPhone 5 launch is right around the corner… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 24, 2011
Apple is now number one in the world, at least when it comes to sales per square foot. The stat comes from research done by RetailSails, with 160 United States-based retailers included.
Apple tops the charts. with Tiffany & Co in second place. Interestingly, Tiffany’s sales/sq.ft. are almost half that of Apple’s… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2011
With Apple’s unprecedented success in the retail space, it’s no wonder that other businesses have tried to emulate. By now you’ve likely heard of the string of fake Apple Stores that have been springing up over the last few months.
While the previous counterfeits we’ve seen were located in China, apparently that’s not the only place harboring fakes. Reuters reports that there’s a couple of knock off stores located here in the States, and Apple is going after these faux retail outlets… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 17, 2011
For the past several hours, multiple reports have been coming in that Apple’s online store is down worldwide. This seems to be a widespread enough issue to mention, and the prolonged downtime suggests that Apple could be updating its online store with a new product.
What makes this downtime session unusual is that it’s taking place on a Wednesday, instead of the typical maintenance time on Tuesday… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 17, 2011
Have you tried Apple’s official Apple Store app? It’s been available for free in the App Store for months, and it’s a great tool for browsing Apple’s online store and scheduling appointments at your local Apple retail store.
Apparently, Apple is planning to launch a mobile web app for its online store experience. This web app would presumably be based on HTML5, and it’s expected to roll out for users next year. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 16, 2011
Until yesterday, I think the entire tech world had written off any chance of Apple’s next smartphone supporting a 4G platform. It’s a relatively new technology and it doesn’t quite have all the bugs ironed out yet — not typically something Apple dabbles in.
However, a recent BGR report rekindled 4G hopes, offering up proof that carriers were testing LTE-capable iPhones. Today, Engadget has even more evidence to add to the pile. Apparently Apple Stores are installing LTE equipment, and they have a picture to prove it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 16, 2011
Apple’s retail locations have achieved unprecedented success over the last 10 years. They’ve received numerous architectural design awards and currently average around $4000 in sales per square foot.
As most of you probably know, with success comes imitation. And over the last few months we’ve seen several fake Apple Stores pop up and consequently get shut down. But out of all the impostors we’ve seen, this one has to be the coolest… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Aug 15, 2011
Apple has supposedly begun construction of the Grand Central Terminal Apple Store. If you missed it, this is what the Apple Store is supposed to look like. A tipster sent in pictures to MacRumors, showing that construction has begun.
The store is going to be built where Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur Restaurant used to be… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 12, 2011
It’s no secret that Apple is rapidly expanding its retail footprint. Not only are they spreading out to new places in Europe and Asia, they are also moving into new areas on the home front.
A few days ago we mentioned that the Cupertino company was unveiling a new store in Alaska this Saturday. But the one opening up its doors in Canada tomorrow might prove to be more interesting, as it’s right down the street from RIM’s headquarters… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 11, 2011
Apple Stores have been the source of a few strange stories over the past couple of weeks. First, there was the case of the fake retail locations that starting turning up in China recently.
Then, there was Mark Malkoff, who got away with bringing a live goat into an Apple Store. Now stop me if you’ve heard this next one. A guy walks into an Apple Store with an automatic assault rifle and… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 11, 2011
While agressive protestors were busy burning down various buildings and businesses across the UK, reports suggest Apple retail stores were granted “special attention” by the Metropolitan Police.
The first report suggests that while a 20,000 square meter Sony warehouse was being burned down, the Police were treating the protection of an Apple Store at the Oxford Circus in London as a higher priority… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 10, 2011
Good news for the folks up in Alaska. The brand new Alaska Apple Store will be opening its doors to the cold air this Saturday at the 5th Avenue mall in Anchorage.
Although this might not be that exciting of news for the rest of us, it’s still great to see that Apple is continuously expanding with an additional 4 store openings this Saturday… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 27, 2011
Apple Stores are pretty famous for being cool with just about anything. From dancing in the store, to even bringing your own pet, Apple usually allows you to do just about anything you want.
Comedian Mark Malkoff decided to put Apple to the test and see if there was a limit to what the Apple Store will allow you to do. In this short video, Mark gets a pizza delivered, has a romantic dinner, gets his iPhone fixed while dressed as Darth Vader, and finally, brings a goat in the store… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 27, 2011
You may have heard about the fake Apple stores uncovered in Kunming, China. Essentially, unauthorized resellers were created identical replicas of Apple retail stores without Apple’s permission. As you can see from the picture above, some of them couldn’t get the company’s name spelled correctly, though.
Now it seems that Chinese officials (and oddly enough not Apple) have gotten word of these fake Apple store operations, and two stores in Kunming, China have already been shut down. We’re still waiting for Steve Jobs to pull out the big red button and nuke the rest of these stores off the map… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 26, 2011
Apple just inked a deal with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the organization that manages Grand Central Terminal, New York’s world renowned train station.
The deal will allow Apple to build it’s largest store to date, in the heart of New York where thousands of people commute daily… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Jul 26, 2011
Yesterday, I went to the Apple Store with a mission: to get an inside peek at what was behind Apple’s own Smart Sign application. If you don’t know what a Smart Sign is, it is an iPad with a special app that shows product specs.
This app can’t be exited with the home button, it can only be closed with a secret gesture. I did some peeking around, and I found some interesting things. Read More