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.
It’s widely known that Apple has been building a new data center in North Carolina, which will likely house many of the iCloud secrets the company plans to unveil at WWDC next week -- but Cupertino is also planning a new retail store just a stone’s throw away.
As many Apple fanboys and fangirls now know, Apple did a small makeover in their stores on Sunday night, adding new sections, installing new iPad kiosks and even updating their iOS Apple Store app with some cool new features. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the changes at your local Apple Store, never fear. We’ve got you covered! We'll take you on an Apple Store outing and show you the new changes you’ll notice the next time you’re in a store, including a gallery of the newly revamped Apple Store at Haywood Mall in Greenville, South Carolina.
It appears as though the rumored retail overhaul in Apple's stores has come to fruition. The "2.0" overhaul has started in Australia, where as pictured above, the paper price sheets have been replaced with iPads covered in plexiglass.
You would normally think that the tenth anniversary of Apple's retail business would be a celebratory time among employees. However, there is one group of employees that aren't exactly thrilled, so much so, they're trying to put the finishing touches on the formation of the "Apple Retail Workers Union."
It’s hard to imagine a time when there wasn’t an Apple store in practically every state (not to mention around the world), but exactly one decade ago today, there were only two -- and neither of them stocked iPhones or iPads, let alone iPods.
Assuming the rapture doesn’t take you on May 21, Apple could have something exciting brewing for Sunday, May 22 after an early morning Apple Store meeting with employees. Could it be the company’s annual back to school promotion?
Last July, Amazon reported that sales of e-books passed those of hardcovers. This January, e-book sales passed paperbacks. In March, brick-and-mortar bookseller Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Most recently, my beloved neighborhood bookstore, Cover to Cover, called it quits after decades of serving our community as a warm and friendly source of reading and research advice, as well as a comfy haven for kids, grown-ups, and old folks alike.
Still looking desperately for an iPad 2? Assuming you’re content with a Wi-Fi only model in a small or mid-sized capacity, you might want to saunter over to your local Toys “R” Us store, where you may finally be able to get your hands on one.
If there’s one thing that should be abundantly clear by now, it’s that you don’t mess with the fruit -- Apple, in this case. Best Buy employees are reporting that the electronics retailer is in the doghouse with Apple over some shenanigans with iPad 2 sales.