There's little doubt that smartphone theft is on the rise, and the attorney general from at least one state is hoping to get help from the very companies who manufacture the devices in the first place.
How does one gauge whether or not iOS device thefts are a huge problem in one city? Well, if the local police department forms a task squad solely dedicated to tracking down the perpetrators, things are probably kind of rough. Apparently, the NYPD is taking a serious approach to a growing problem.
With 22 million people visiting Grand Central Station each year, hanging up a shingle right in the middle of it all seems to make a lot of sense. That's the kind of foot traffic that makes retailers excited, and that is why the Apple Store Grand Central will open Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m., just in time for the holidays.
We think Apple might be on to something here: placing stores right inside global landmarks could be the next big thing. So let’s take a look at six other high-traffic places Apple where should set up shop next.
It’s not much of a surprise to Manhattanites (or the folks who have been enjoying their leaked photos for weeks), but Apple has officially announced the opening of its latest retail store location in Grand Central Station, New York City’s fifth such venue. “Just in time for the holidays,” the new location will open its doors at 10am EST this Friday, December 9.
Wow, it’s hard to believe that another Friday is here and with Halloween behind us, everyone is looking ahead to the holiday season already. Apple is likely done with the exciting releases for the year (aside from iTunes Match and a few software updates), but that hardly means the internet is quiet -- just the opposite, there’s plenty to chatter about for this Friday, November 4, 2011.
Apple has quickly and quietly moved against knock off stores in the Queens borough of New York City. The stores, named Apple Story and Fun Zone Inc, both owned by New York resident Janie Po Chiang, have allegedly been selling counterfeit iPad, iPhone, and iPod accessories labeled as genuine Apple products.
The accessories were apparently sold in packaging carrying an Apple trademark, marked with the phrase "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China", and had markings similar to those found on authentic Apple products.
Should Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials give their approval on Wednesday, visitors to Grand Central Terminal will soon have a chance to pick up an iPad before catching the train. A couple of renderings of the new store were released today.