Some people really want their bigger iPhones. In fact, they want them so bad that some diehard Apple fans are already starting to camp out in front of the company's iconic cubical store on New York's Fifth Avenue; that is, if you can find them amid all the folks subtly hawking their own products.
So how about that Super Bowl? Given that your faithful recap writer isn't a particular fan of football, we largely missed the festivities, but that doesn't mean we weren't able to indulge in the commercials or partake of the requisite pizza and snacks just the same. It wasn't quite the same without an Apple commercial, but thankfully we've got some Cupertino-related news to kick off the post-Super Bowl week ahead...
According to new research from PiperJaffray (via MacRumors), the iPad Air looks like it's the device that'll finally convince iPad 2 holdouts to trade in their devices. Based on their data, a full 75 percent of launch-day iPad Air owners in the United States previously owned an iPad, compared to the 58 percent they saw for last year's launch of the iPad mini.
The security features in iOS 7 have been praised by many who were formerly harsh critics of the few (but nevertheless extant) safeguards against theft on iDevices, including New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. But now that it's out, the NYPD is taking steps to ensure that as many people as possible download the new OS in hopes of curbing New York City's rising iPhone theft epidemic.
The official launch date of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (September 20) may still technically be but a rumor, but that isn't stopping a few intrepid souls from camping out in front of Apple's retail store on New York's Fifth Avenue. As reported by MacRumors, two representatives from Cincinnati's SellYourMac showed up this morning expecting to be the first to start the long campout, but were surprised to find two other enthusiasts already ahead of them.
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.