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Apple sends takedown notice to popular iPad, iPhone inventory-tracking website

Apple is not happy with Apple-tracker.com, a website that allows you to find iPad and iPhone inventory at local Apple retail stores, and is forcing the service to shut down. According to a note on Apple-tracker.com, Apple sent a DMCA takedown notice claiming the site "scrapes and collects data...

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Apple's first retail store in Brazil may open as soon as March 2014

With over 400 Apple retail stores worldwide, you might be surprised to know that Apple hasn't yet expanded its retail chain into Latin America. According to a recent report from 9to5Mac, however, that may be poised to change in just a few months. Mark Gurman reports that Apple is planning to open...

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The parallels between Angela Ahrendts tenure at Burberry and Steve Jobs' return to Apple

The more I read about Angela Ahrendts, Apple's new retail hire, the more it becomes clear that she will be a valued and effective addition to Apple's executive team. What's more, Ahrendts views on retail and the consumer experience seem to align quite well with Apple's unique culture. This is not...

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What it's like to work Apple retail on iPhone day

Apple retail stores are typically crowded. On iPhone release day, however, they turn into absolute zoos, with stores packed to the brim and lines often extending out of the store. Now that the iPhone is more than 6 years old, the hysteria surrounding an iPhone launch has subsided a tad. Still,...

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Daily Update for October 15, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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In email to employees, Tim Cook calls Angela Ahrendts "wicked smart"

After a search that took nearly a year, Apple announced today that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts will be joining Apple this spring, where she will take on the role of senior VP of Retail and Online Stores. Earlier today, Tim Cook sent out a company-wide email announcing the hire and praising...

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Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to join Apple as Senior VP of Retail and Online Stores

Burberry has confirmed that Angela Ahrendts will be stepping down from her role as CEO and will be joining Apple as the company's senior VP of Retail. Apple of course has been without a retail chief since Tim Cook unceremoniously gave John Browett a pink slip nearly one year ago. Browett's tenure...

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Apple to open first retail store in Turkey in January 2014

As it stands today, there are 416 Apple retail stores around the world spread out across 13 countries. Soon, that number will be 14 with word that Turkey will be graced with its first Apple retail store in just a few months. Set to open up at the Zorlu Center in Istanbul in January of 2014, the...

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Apple patents Shanghai Apple Store's glass cylinder entryway

It's no secret that Apple devotes a lot of attention to the design of its retail stores. From the type of wood that graces the tabletops to the design of the staircases within, nothing is overlooked. One of Apple's most unique retail stores is its Shanghai location, notable for its impressive and...

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Apple to begin selling devices to customers who wish to bring them to Iran

Apple will begin selling its Mac and iOS products to customers who wish to take them into Iran, reports the Wall Street Journal. Previously there had been a US government ban on any electronics manufacturer selling products to customers intent on taking them back to the country, but the Obama...

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Apple iPhone 'Reuse and Recycle' program starts this week in select stores

If competition is good for consumers, then the phone trade-in market is looking up. Best Buy, Walmart, Gazelle and your mobile provider all accept trade-ins on old iPhones, giving you money to upgrade to a new phone. Now Apple is launching its own trade-in program at select Apple Stores starting...

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Lego Apple Store is a stroke of blocky genius

Behold! Rumor has it that Tim Cook wants to revamp Apple's retail stores and the above is a sneak peek at what we have in store. What you're really looking at, though, is a pretty spot on replica of an Apple retail store put together by Jon Lazar and constructed completely with Legos. The...

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Apple's search for a new retail head inches forward

For about eight months now, the position of Senior VP of Retail at Apple has remained vacant. Back in October 2012, Apple unceremoniously dismissed John Browett from the position after just seven months on the job. Reports at the time indicated that Browett never quite meshed with the culture at...

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Daily Update for July 30, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Apple solicits ideas from retail workers on selling iPhones

A little less than two weeks ago we reported that Tim Cook spearheaded a three-hour-long meeting geared towards increasing the percentage of iPhone sales that occur at Apple retail stores. As it stands now, the vast majority of iPhones are purchased online, from carrier stores and from...

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