Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has only been at the helm of Apple Retail for three short weeks, but a new report claims the latest veep plans to shake up the future of Cupertino's brick-and-mortar stores in a number of ways.
According to sources, Apple retail stores are changing "employee performance standards," affecting the customer experience and employee morale. Apparently, despite Apple's recent assertions to the contrary, stories of budget cuts persist. Will the superior shopping experience we've come to expect go away?
Apple is again the focus of a New York Times profile for the newspaper's "iEconomy" series, but this time the spotlight turns from China and shines brightly on the company's apparently underpaid retail staffers here in the U.S.
Well, that quiet little sneak, Mountain Lion certainly got people riled up once it showed itself out in the open. It comes in on its quiet cat feet, then suddenly it's on you. Well, we're not complaining. We kinda like turning down the volume once in a while, so we can focus on the heat. And do we have a week's worth of hot for y'all. Of course, with cats.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed the torch to newly appointed CEO Tim Cook back on August 24, and the new boss is wasting no time by kicking things off in grand style on the Cupertino campus with Tuesday’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event.
Perhaps bored with sharing our national secrets, the shadowy group known as WikiLeaks has turned their attention to Apple with the release of new documents that show Cupertino organized a task force in 2008 to “curtail the explosion of knockoff iPods and iPhones” in China.
Those of us who were Mac fans when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1996 were a hardy bunch, having been through a rough 11 years since his departure. While the return was a cause for celebration to be sure, who could ever have imagined the wild ride that he would have taken the company on in the years to follow?
Conventional wisdom tells us that death and taxes are unavoidable, but if you own any type of computer, home theatre equipment or gadgets of any kind, there’s another that should be added to that list: Cables! We all need them and nobody likes paying extra for them, so let’s take a look at shopping for the best deal and how to avoid paying too much for brand names.
There’s no doubt that Apple is on an absolute rampage when it comes to building new retail locations around the world, and is now going back to revisit its glass-domed New York City flagship location -- which is why a proposal for a new glass-covered store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California has piqued the interest of Apple rumor mills.
You may recall the recent story of a blogger who documented a fake Apple Store in the city of Kunming, China which quickly led to international exposure for a wide array of such outlets. Now, as quickly as they came, authorities in Kunming have closed up shop on 22 such stores in the city.