Check out photos of Apple’s Carnegie Library store ahead of grand opening this Saturday

Apple today previewed its upcoming retail store at the renovated Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Scheduled to open this Saturday, May 11 at 10am local time, it restores the Beaux-Arts style building, located in Mount Vernon Square, transforming its original circulation desk along with skylight area into a double-height atrium and the Forum—in Apple talk, a gathering space for shoppers where free Today at Apple sessions take place.

Apple Stores begin removing security tethers from display iPhones

Apple continues perfecting retail experience for its customers as CNET reports today that some Apple Stores have begun to remove or have already removed security tethers from iPhone display models. Last year, Apple relegated iPods to side shelves and removed iPad smart signage.

According to CNET, Apple's flagship London Regent Street store re-opening this Saturday will feature Apple's next-generation store design and no iPhone security tethers.

Apple’s upcoming World Trade Center store to open next Tuesday

Apple is set to open a new brick-and-mortar outlet at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a $4 billion train transit station in Lower Manhattan, in less than a week, on Tuesday, August 16, at 12pm ET. The firm announced that its tenth store in New York City, located at 185 Greenwich Street, is located in the lower level section of the Oculus Transportation Hub.

Apple makes significant progress on its first retail store in Singapore

Apple's first retail store in Singapore appears to be progressing nicely, with new photos obtained by MacRumors proving that the construction of the store's glass facade and canopy is now well underway. Apple confirmed in November 2015 that its first-ever store in the Southeast Asia city-state will be powered by hundred percent renewable energy, but did not provide a timeframe for the opening.

The store location has been under renovation since earlier this year.

Apple paid $33,333 per stair for glass staircase in San Francisco’s Union Square

Apple's signature glass staircase in its newly launched store on San Francisco’s Union Square set the company back a cool $1 million, or approximately $33,333 per stair, while the shell of the building cost about $19 million, according to official building permits obtained by Patently Apple.

The building's sprinkler system cost an estimated $2.28 million to upgrade, the solar power installation on the roof cost $800,000 while installing canopy panels came with a $150,000 price tag attached to it.

Job listings suggest Apple’s first retail store in Brooklyn could open for business this year

Following setbacks, Apple’s first retail store in Brooklyn, New York City's most populous borough, could open some time this year.

That's because the company's now started a recruiting process for the Brooklyn area. The store should be located at 247 Bedford Avenue, at the corner of North 3rd Street, in Williamsburg.

A series of job post on Apple's website, first spotted by MacRumors, advertise positions for Creatives, Experts, Geniuses, Specialists, Business Leaders and management, with LinkedIn ads seeking a Retail Manager and Senior Manager specifically in Brooklyn.

Apple merges product and store pages in major site redesign

Apple on Thursday launched a new version of its website,, featuring merged product and store pages. The standalone 'Store' tab has been removed from the top navigation bar, as is the infamous '' domain.

Now, the online store is integrated throughout the website, with purchasing buttons and options pinned at the top of every product page. The goal here is to streamline the experience, allowing you to explore and shop in one place.

Apple’s new store in China is all-glass cylinder covered by another breathtaking mural

New SVP of Retail and former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts said Apple's retail presence in China is going to expand from 15 to 40 stores within two years.

And one of the new stores is opening this Sunday in Chongqing, a major metropolis in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in the 1.33 billion people country.

Scheduled to open at 10am local time on Sunday, January 31, the store is officially called Jiefangbei. It's even more gorgeous than the Pudong store in Shanghai and marks Apple's second flagship outlet that uses its patented cylindrical glass entrance design.

Apple posted a video posted to its Chinese retail website ahead of grand opening. In it, the firm details a collaboration between China-based artist Yangyang Pan and US-based photographer and engineer Navid Baraty who joined forces to create a breathtaking mural art for the store.