Last week we reported that Personal Pickeup for the iPhone 5s would resume today, and while that's technically true, you shouldn't expect to be able to waltz into any Apple retail store and be able to leave with one if you ordered one online. The option is available, but in almost every case, the phones themselves are not.
You might recall that we reported that Apple retracted the Personal Pickup option for the iPhone 5s almost as soon as it was offered, but according to two sources who spoke with 9to5 Mac, you'll be able to use the option again on Monday, September 30. When it works, Personal Pickup allows iPhone enthusiasts to order their devices online and then pick them up at an Apple retail location, possibly even on the same day.
Well, that was quick. Earlier this week we reported that Apple might be rolling out its trade-in program sometime next month, but as CNBC reports, it's actually effective in Apple retails stores today. Much as we've seen with Best Buy's popular trade-in program over the summer, iPhone users can trade in their old iPhones for a gift card, which will then be used toward the purchase of a new Apple smartphone with a two-year contract.
On the heels of Blockbuster's recent announcement of 300 more stores to close across the country, bookseller Barnes & Noble unveils its own plans to wind down up to 20 stores per year for the next decade.
Apple's iPad has a storied history of leading global tablet sales. Despite a seemingly never-ending deluge of tablets from numerous tech companies, Cupertino has hardly budged from the top spot. But according to one survey, Google's Nexus 7 may have dethroned the iPad for its stake of Japanese market share.
Sure, Pennsylvania might be one of the larger states in the U.S., but when Apple has eight retail stores to serve a population of 12.7 million but only six such outlets serving more than 1.3 billion in all of China, it's clearly a problem for Cupertino.
Square is on a roll with its iOS-based payment system, but much like Apple itself, the company isn’t content to rest on its previous success. Instead, they’ve introduced a new free app called Square Register with the intention of converting an iPad into a full-fledged point of sale cash register.
Next time you drop into your local Lowe’s for some home improvement needs, don’t be surprised if you see the cashier ring you out with the iPhone held in their hand -- the company is adding 42,000 iPhones in an effort to streamline the way they do business and help their customers.
We all know about the continued success of Apple's retail store operations. It seems everytime one walks into an Apple store, the amount of people per square foot also present can be astounding. That said, another retailer is hoping to bring the same magic and mystique to their stores, as J.C. Penney has tagged Ron Johnson of Apple as its next chief executive.