Apple retail

By MacRumors Staff
Apple has more than 500 retail locations all around the world. In its stores, Apple sells standard Apple products along with a wide range of accessories, both first and third-party.

Apple hosts "Today" sessions at its stores to teach customers how to better use their Apple products, and the company also offers in-store repairs and support at the "Genius Grove."

The Apple retail tag covers everything from new retail developments to unique products that Apple offers.

Apple retail Articles

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Almost 100 Apple Stores Closed Again, Including All Stores in California

Sunday December 20, 2020 10:52 am PST by
Apple this weekend shut down all of its stores in California, including those in the San Francisco Bay Area, after beginning to shutter stores in Los Angeles on Friday. All retail locations in California have a notice letting customers know that the stores are temporarily closed, though some are allowing for order pickups and genius bar appointments through December 22. There's no word on...
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Apple Temporarily Closes All California Stores as Virus Cases Rise [Updated]

Friday December 18, 2020 2:33 pm PST by
Apple is temporarily closing its retail locations in the Los Angeles area due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California, reports Bloomberg. Update - Dec. 19: Apple has extended the closures to all stores in California indefinitely. This is the first time in several months that stores in Los Angeles have been closed. Apple has several major retail locations in the area,...
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iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

Wednesday December 2, 2020 6:49 am PST by
As England's second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some converting to a click-and-collect service only. ...
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Apple Preparing to Open Second Retail Store in South Korea

Monday November 30, 2020 5:18 am PST by
Apple is preparing to open a new retail store in Yeouido, South Korea. The store will be Apple's second retail location in the country. Apple Yeouido will be located in the IFC Mall, which is in Seoul's financial district by the Han River. Apple has shared wallpapers and an animation on its website to announce the opening of Apple Yeouido. Apple's first retail store in South Korea,...
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Anker's eufyCam 2 Pro Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available From Apple

Friday November 20, 2020 10:19 am PST by
Apple retail locations and Apple's online store now offer Anker's eufyCam 2 Pro, a home security camera that supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature. Priced at $349.95, the eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution and a 140 degree field of view for sharp wide-angle video. The setup comes with a home base required for operation along with two cameras to use in the home. With ‌HomeKit...
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Apple Launches Extended Holiday Return Policy, Returns Accepted Until January 8 in U.S.

Tuesday November 10, 2020 3:02 pm PST by
Apple today updated its Returns Policy for the holiday period, extending the time in which holiday gifts and purchases can be returned in the United States. Items purchased from the Apple Online Store that are received between November 10 and December 25, 2020 can be returned to Apple until January 8, 2021, offering holiday shoppers more than two weeks to make returns. These dates are...
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Apple Discouraging People From Lining Up for iPhone 12 Launch With In-Person Reservation System

Thursday October 22, 2020 2:22 pm PDT by
With the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro launching in the middle of a global pandemic, Apple is coming up with ways for people to purchase their new devices safely and without unnecessary exposure to the virus. Apple has been allowing ‌iPhone 12‌ orders to be placed for in store pickup, and in some locations, is implementing a bank teller-like Express system that allows for minimal exposure to...
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Apple Expanding 'Express' Retail Store Setup That Offers Safer Purchase Options

Thursday October 22, 2020 11:08 am PDT by
Apple is planning to expand a new "Express" store format that will make it easier and safer for customers to purchase new Apple devices, including the iPhone 12 lineup, reports Reuters. Image via PopVox co-founder and CEO Marci Harris on Twitter The Express store format features a wall built around the front of the main Apple Store with temporary sales counters that are protected by...
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Apple to Use Retail Stores as Distribution Centers for Faster Deliveries

Friday October 9, 2020 2:31 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to use its retail store locations as distribution centers to ship products to consumers more quickly, reports Bloomberg. This would be a departure from the current strategy that sees products shipped from warehouses or direct from China. Items that are in stock are now able to be shipped from a network of close to 300 stores across the United States and Canada, and Apple...
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Video Offers Closer Look at Apple Face Mask

Friday September 25, 2020 6:25 am PDT by
YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has today shared a new video giving a closer look at Apple's reusable face masks for corporate and retail employees. Apple's own face mask was designed by the company's Engineering and Industrial Design teams amid the global health crisis for corporate and retail employees, and the boxes include Apple's famous "Designed by Apple in California" text. The...
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Apple Bringing Online Store to India on September 23

Thursday September 17, 2020 7:42 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that it plans to open its online store in India on Wednesday, September 23, providing customers located in India with a way to purchase iPhones, Macs, iPads, and more directly from Apple. "We're proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities," said Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of Retail + People....
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Apple Trials Express Retail Store Format for Genius Bar Appointments and Online Order Pickups

Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is trying out a new retail store experience that puts express pickup of online orders and Genius Bar appointments front and center, while keeping customer and staff safety paramount during the ongoing global health crisis. Images credited to PopVox co-founder and CEO Marci Harris via Twitter Dubbed "Apple Express," the temporary retail format for brick-and-mortar stores is being trialed ...
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Video Provides Walkthrough of Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Opening Day

Thursday September 10, 2020 4:41 am PDT by
Apple today opened its new Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore, and YouTube channel Superadrianme TV has produced a video walkthrough, embedded below, that gives viewers a real sense of what it's like to visit the stunning one-of-a-kind construction. The video includes Apple's traditional clapping welcome for customers at an official store opening, the 45-meter-long underwater...
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Apple Designs Custom Face Mask for Corporate and Retail Employees [Updated with Unboxing]

Wednesday September 9, 2020 12:13 pm PDT by
Apple's design team has created a new kind of protective mask that's being distributed to retail and corporate employees, reports Bloomberg. The mask is called the Apple Face Mask and it was developed in-house in Cupertino by the Engineering and Industrial Design teams at Apple. Last week, an Apple employee sent MacRumors an image of the mask design, which can be seen up above. The Apple ...
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9th Circuit Rules Apple Owes Retail Workers for Time Spent in Security Screenings

Thursday September 3, 2020 3:09 am PDT by
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Apple must pay over 12,000 retail workers in California for the time spent waiting for compulsory bag searches at the end of their shifts (via Reuters). A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a judge who had tossed the case and ordered him to enter summary judgment for the plaintiffs, after the California Supreme Court in response to...
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Apple Planning to Reopen Some U.S. Stores Still Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Monday August 24, 2020 2:26 pm PDT by
Apple has started informing retail employees that it plans to reopen some of the Apple retail locations that have been closed twice over because of the continued spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg. There's no word on which stores will be reopening at this time, but employees have been told to expect imminent store openings this week. After the initial COVID-19 lockdown, Apple began ...
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Apple's Marina Bay Sands Retail Store to Open Soon in Singapore

Monday August 24, 2020 3:05 am PDT by
Apple today announced the imminent opening of Apple Marina Bay Sands, its third and arguably most distinctive retail store in the country of Singapore. Image credit: Today Apple Marina Bay Sands has a unique dome-like design unlike any other Apple store. The spherical structure sits on a body of water that was previously occupied by the mega-nightclub Avalon on Singapore's Marina Bay, home to ...
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Apple Oakridge Centre to Close Until 2024 Due to Redevelopment

Wednesday August 19, 2020 4:43 am PDT by
Apple Oakridge Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, is set to close for up to four years as the mall undergoes major redevelopment, according to Retail Insider and 9to5Mac. The current Apple Store will be replaced entirely and moved to an all-new redesigned space. The new retail location will be a flagship store with more than 10,000 square feet of space. The Oakridge Centre is in the ...
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Apple Asks UK Retail Landlords for 50% Rent Cut Despite Record Sales

Sunday August 2, 2020 12:20 pm PDT by
Apple has asked landlords of its retail stores in the UK for a 50 percent cut to rent, reports The Sunday Times. If landlords agree to cut rent by up to 50 percent and offer a "rent-free period" of an undisclosed duration, Apple is supposedly offering a considerable lease extension in return. The proposal is understood to relate to stores with several years left to run on their leases,...
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Apple Central World Opens Friday in Thailand

Wednesday July 29, 2020 2:42 am PDT by
Apple has officially announced the opening of its Apple Central World store on Friday with a press release that includes several new images of the interior of the building. Apple Central World is nestled in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok's iconic intersection, and it joins Apple's existing store in Thailand, Apple Iconsiam, which opened in November 2018. Apple Central World’s...