As May marches on, the summer rumor mill is starting to crank up in Apple land. Word came out today that Apple is planning on having an all-hands employee meeting in US retail stores on Sunday, May 22, but what could be in store? Read on!
Believe it or not, Apple’s fanbase extends even to the former Soviet Union, where items like the iPhone have been in high grey market demand since its introduction in 2007. Now, it looks like Russia could get an official Apple Store, smack dab in the middle of Red Square in Moscow.
So not only were you an original iPad adopter, but now you're one of the lucky few to have the iPad 2, while others now have to wait almost five weeks. While there's plenty of possibilities about what to do with the 'ol tablet, Apple may have helped narrow it down for you, if you weren't planning to resell, Apple is touting a new donation program that allows consumers to donate old iPads to the Teach for America program.
While no one wants to see tragedy on the scale of what happened last week in Japan, it’s heartening to see how people can come together in the wake of such events, with Apple’s retail stores in the country helping offer solace.
There’s been plenty of hubbub this week about a top-secret Apple retail meeting set for Sunday night after the close of business. Rumors of new MacBook Pros and the iPad 2 aside, the meeting appears to be focused on a new Genius Bar service aimed at small businesses.
What began as a dispute at the Easton Town Center Apple Store location in Columbus, Ohio ended with a 16-year-old shooting his younger brother outside of the store, who died several days later from the single gunshot wound.
Over the weekend, Apple retail stores were advised of a couple of changes during staff meetings -- one at long last eliminates the restocking fees, while the other introduces personal Mac setup along with the one offered for iOS devices.
Despite successfully launching ever-bolder retail locations around the world, one of the busiest continues to be Apple’s Regent Street store in London -- and it served to offer the executive behind it a wealth of lessons that are well-served in other locations.
Still trying to grab an iPhone 4, seven weeks after it was first launched? You may not be alone, if recent stock inquiries into Apple retail locations are any indication -- the popular handset is still sold out at nearly half of their stores. So much for “Antennagate”…