Apple's retail stores have spread like wildfire over the last few years, but we don't often get to hear about the resellers who sometimes get pushed aside in the process. Today the oldest, Minneapolis's First Tech, announced that it'll close its doors on March 30 after 73 years in business. Even more noteworthy, the closure will occur after it sold Apple's first batch of Apple IIs in 1977, effectively making it Apple's first reseller.
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
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It’s generally not a good idea to bite the hand that feeds you. Well, the largest reseller in France is doing just that with a new lawsuit launched against Cupertino. Will the lawsuit open the floodgates for other Apple resellers that have notoriously felt the cold shoulder, or is this just the cost of selling the hottest tech gear in the world?
Let's hear a little "dun dun" and dig in to this week's Law and Apple to find out more...