Tag: Retail

Video highlights mural on forthcoming Chongqing Apple Store

Apple has posted a video on its China retail page highlighting the collaboration that resulted in the mural that currently covers the forthcoming Chongqing store. Navid Baraty and artist Yangyang Pan worked on the mural, which is just stunning. In the video, they each discuss their contributions....

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Apple may permit security inspects of products by Chinese government

The Beijing News is reporting today that Apple's Tim Cook has agreed to security inspections of his company's products by Chinese government officials. According to MacRumors, the inspections will concentrate on identifying back doors that would allow third-party access to stored data. China i...

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Apple releases calligraphy video to celebrate upcoming Hangzhou store

To create excitement for its upcoming Hangzhou retail store, Apple today posted a video to its Chinese website that depicts a mural on the outside of the store. The video shows the mural being painted by well-known calligrapher Wang Dongling. According to reddit user Studyro (via Business Insider...

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Apple has been adding 1M iBookstore users per week

Earlier this week, Apple iBooks chief Keith Moerer announced that the company has been gaining about one million iBookstore users per week since the release of OS X Yosemite. The announcement came at the Digital Book World Conference in New York City. The iBookstore comes pre-installed on Yose...

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Clever Apple Store window display

There's a window display in London's Regent Street Apple Store that's pretty clever. It features a row of iPads, standing up, with Smart Covers that seem to open and close all on their own. Meanwhile, the iPads are running a demo video. It's certainly eye-catching, as you can see it the video...

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A guy walks into an Apple Store with an Apple Watch

In this hypothetical situation, what do you think happens? Recently I was having a discussion with a person I know in Apple Retail and the question of support for the Apple Watch came up. It just so happens that Apple has changed how support calls are handled, and there's a certain trepidation a...

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Apple wants you to "Start something new"

A new promotional campaign from Apple is encouraging present and future owners of iPad, iPhone and Mac to "Start something new" in 2015 by using artistic apps to be creative. A new web page appeared on the Apple Japan web site last week and has since expanded to cover many more international sit...

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Apple updates return policy in several EU countries

Apple has adjusted its return policy in several European countries, including the UK, Germany and France. The change lets customers essentially "return" digital purchases within fourteen days of purchase. Qualifying purchases include apps, music and books from the iBookstore. According to App...

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T-mobile announces new $100 plan with 2-lines and unlimited 4G data

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced that it was adding two cellular plans designed for families who are looking to save money on multiple lines. Both plans are available starting today for a limited amount of time. The new Unlimited 4G LTE family plan offers two lines of service with an unlimited data ...

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Beacon marketing campaigns working well for retailers

The past year or so we've heard a lot about beacon marketing and in particular, Apple's iBeacon. Now comes word from a company with its own beacon marketing platform -- Swirl Networks -- about the first tangible proof that indoor, location-based short-range beacon marketing is actually effective...

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Apple Watch release date gets ever so slightly more accurate

In an internal company address that 9to5Mac got a hold of, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts noted that while everyone has been working really hard, there are several busy seasons coming up, including the holiday shopping season, Chinese New Year and "a new ...

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Long live the Mac! Apple posts all-time quarterly record in Mac sales

Apple's earnings results yesterday blew away analyst estimates. Yeah, yeah, what else is new? Apple also set a new iPhone sales record for the September quarter. Par for the course, really. Apple last quarter sold 5.5 million Macs, more than it's ever sold in any other quarter in company h...

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Apple to cull Bose products from retail stores

A longtime staple of Apple retail stores, audio products from Bose are now set to be axed from Apple's shelves as early as next week, MacRumors reports. Apple hasn't yet -- and likely won't -- publicly weigh in on the decision to remove the popular brand from its brick-and-mortar chain, but the de...

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Retail analyst blames sales lull on iPhone 6

The launch of a new iPhone always has a ripple effect across the electronics industry, and while analysts pontificate about the iPhone 6 launch affecting sales of competing smartphones and even Apple's own tablets, retailers are claiming they've been hit with the iPhone effect as well. As Investor...

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Apple readies new, non-floating Apple Store in Venice, Italy

Apple is set to unveil a new, one-of-a-kind retail store in Venice, Italy that will be filled wall-to-wall with all manner of unknown goodies. The store, which cannot float and therefore will not be accessible via gondola, is located at the Nave de Vero mall, and is currently covered with an impen...

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