Apple Store

By MacRumors Staff
Growing from its 2001 launch with a pair of stores in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and Glendale, California, Apple now 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 at Apple" 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 majority of U.S. stores operate within indoor shopping malls, while some stores are standalone locations along busy streets or shopping areas. Apple also has a number of flagship stores worldwide, considered by many to be architectural wonders, including its iconic Fifth Avenue glass cube in New York City, Tower Theater location in Los Angeles, and Regent Street store in London, England.

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

Apple Store Articles

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Apple to Require COVID Testing for Employees Starting Next Month, Still No Vaccine Mandate

Friday September 17, 2021 10:15 am PDT by
Starting next month, Apple is ramping up COVID-19 testing requirements for employees. According to The Verge's Zoe Schiffer, unvaccinated employees will be required to get frequent COVID-19 tests, while vaccinated employees will receive infrequent tests if going into an office or store. Unlike other tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, Apple has not mandated vaccines for its...
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Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing on iPhones for 24 Months in Canada

Friday September 17, 2021 6:30 am PDT by
Coinciding with the start of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders, Apple today started offering 0% financing for an extended 24 months on new iPhone purchases in Canada through financing partner PayBright, up from six months previously. For example, customers with approved credit can now pay for the iPhone 13 Pro with 128GB of storage for 24 equal monthly payments of $58.29, with zero...
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Apple to Start Selling All 24-Inch iMac Colors in Retail Stores

Friday September 10, 2021 12:17 pm PDT by
We're not expecting new Macs to debut at Apple's upcoming "California Streaming" event, but according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple is making one small tweak to its Mac sales plans. After the September 14 event, Apple retail stores will begin selling the 24-inch iMac in all colors, which will mean all seven colors will be able to be purchased in store. Right now, Apple's retail stores ...
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Apple Expands 'Today at Apple Creative Studios' Initiative to Washington and Chicago

Wednesday September 1, 2021 5:26 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it's expanding its "Creative Studios" initiative, part of Today at Apple, to Washington D.C. and Chicago, offering "career-building programming and creative resources to underrepresented communities." The new initiative will launch in collaboration with local and community partners and non-profits to enable writers, photographers, and others to have access to...
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Apple Preparing to Open First Retail Store in Hunan Chinese Province

Wednesday August 25, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Apple is preparing to open its first retail store in the Chinese province of Hunan, according to a new official webpage on the company's website, as well as images shared on Twitter. The official webpage offers no date for when the store will launch; however, its opening could be relatively close given the store is plastered with marketing material in anticipation. Apple is advertising the...
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Apple Closes South Carolina Store After COVID-19 Exposure, Other Stores Cutting Hours Due to Staff Shortages

Thursday August 19, 2021 12:57 pm PDT by
Apple has temporarily shut down its retail store located in Charleston, South Carolina after more than 20 staff members were exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, reports Bloomberg. According to the website for the store, it will be shuttered until Monday, August 23. According to Bloomberg, stores of this size typically have 70 to 80 employees, so around a quarter of the staff may have ...
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Apple Decides Not to Bring Back In-Person 'Today at Apple' Classes on August 30

Tuesday August 17, 2021 9:48 am PDT by
Just yesterday, Apple told its retail staff in the United States and Europe that it would start bringing back some in-person Today at Apple classes starting on August 30, but now Apple has reversed course. In-person Today at Apple sessions will no longer be resuming at this time, with Apple putting in-person classes off because of the ongoing rise of the Delta variant across the United...
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Apple Planning to Bring Back Some In-Person 'Today at Apple' Classes Starting on August 30

Monday August 16, 2021 1:12 pm PDT by
Apple today told retail staff in the United States and Europe that it is planning to bring back in-person Today at Apple classes starting on August 30, reports Bloomberg. Classes are set to resume at most U.S. locations, but Apple's plan to roll out in-person classes could be delayed at some Apple Store locations in areas where there is a surge in COVID-19 cases. With Today at Apple...
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First Apple Store in India Delayed Due to Global Health Crisis

Friday August 6, 2021 2:18 am PDT by
The first physical Apple retail store in India, promised by Apple CEO Tim Cook last year to open in 2021, has been delayed due to the worldwide health crisis, the company has confirmed to The Indian Express. Last year, during an earnings call, Apple CEO ‌Tim Cook‌ stated that his company plans to open its first official Apple Store in India by 2021. Clearly, due to the unforeseen and...
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Many U.S. Apple Retail Stores Again Require Customers to Wear Masks

Wednesday July 28, 2021 12:48 pm PDT by
Customers who visit U.S. Apple Stores will once again be required to wear masks at most retail locations, reports Bloomberg. Apple dropped its mask requirement for vaccinated customers and employees back in June, but earlier this month, Apple began requiring employees in select regions to wear masks and encouraged other employees to do so. Now both customers and employees in areas where...
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Aqara HomeKit Accessories Now Available From Online Apple Store in Europe [Updated]

Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00 am PDT by
Aqara HomeKit accessories are now available from the Apple Store Online in a range of European countries, the company has today announced. Aqara products will be available from the ‌Apple Store‌ Online in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. To date, Aqara products have only been stocked in Apple Stores in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao. Review: Aqara Camera Hub G2H and...
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Apple Requiring Retail Employees in Some Regions to Wear Masks, Other Employees Encouraged to Do So

Tuesday July 20, 2021 11:08 am PDT by
Amid spiking cases in the ongoing health crisis, Apple has started urging its employees to wear masks in retail store locations once again, and is mandating it in some areas, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple stopped requiring fully vaccinated customers and employees to wear masks at Apple Store locations in June, but with the Delta variant spreading across the United States and...
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MagSafe Battery Pack Now Available for Apple Store Pickup

Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:39 am PDT by
The newly-launched MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is now available for in-store pickup at Apple Stores in a range of countries and regions around the world. Spot checks show that customers in the U.S., Canada, UK, EU, Australia, Japan, and China can now place an order for a ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌ on Apple's website or in the Appl...
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Some Apple Stores Decorated in Flag Colors to Celebrate New International Apple Watch Bands

Friday July 16, 2021 12:27 pm PDT by
Apple has decorated some of its retail stores around the world with a series of colorful stripes that are designed to celebrate the International Collection of Apple Watch bands that were released in June. Image via Storetellee Several photos of the decorated Apple Store locations have been shared on Twitter, showing off stripes in different country colors. Both the new Apple Watch bands...
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Apple Participating in Sales Tax Holiday for Select U.S. States

Friday July 9, 2021 7:31 am PDT by
For the next several weeks, Apple is offering customers in a select number of U.S. states the opportunity to purchase a wide range of its products without a sales tax. Every year, select states offer businesses and consumers the incentive of having no sales tax as a way to help boost sales and are usually aimed at helping families lower the cost of back to school shopping. The dates for each ...
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Apple Developing Hybrid 'Retail Flex' Work From Home Program for Apple Store Employees

Thursday July 1, 2021 12:46 pm PDT by
Apple is developing a hybrid work model for its retail employees that would sometimes allow them to work from home, reports Bloomberg. It may sound unusual for a retail employee to work from home, but in this case, it means that workers would be able to take on at-home support shifts in addition to their in-store shifts. A "Retail Flex" pilot program is set to debut, which will see...
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Apple Launches Limited In-Person Apple Camp Sessions for Kids

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:47 am PDT by
Apple today began accepting registrations for Apple Camp, a summer program for children that's held in Apple retail locations. Apple is hosting limited sessions in Apple Stores this year, a departure from last year when Apple Camp transitioned to an in-home experience. Apple Camp is open to children aged 8 to 12, but sessions are highly limited and generally only available in major cities...
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Tim Cook Attends Grand Opening of Apple Store in Downtown Los Angeles

Thursday June 24, 2021 12:56 pm PDT by
Apple today celebrated the grand opening of its new retail store at the historic Tower Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, and Apple's CEO Tim Cook and retail chief Deirdre O'Brien were both in attendance for the occasion. Other notable individuals in attendance included YouTubers such as Justine Ezarik (iJustine), who shared the photos above, and Brian Tong. As usual, Cook posed for photos...
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Apple Stores Won't See 'Major Shift' in Operations After Reopening Worldwide

Thursday June 24, 2021 7:02 am PDT by
Apple's retail chief Deirdre O'Brien recently spoke with CNBC's Josh Lipton about the future of Apple Stores amid a transition to a post-pandemic world. As noted by 9to5Mac's Michael Steeber, June 15 marked the first day that all Apple Store locations were open around the world, as public health restrictions begin to ease in many countries. O'Brien confirmed that all Apple Store locations...
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Apple Shares Photos of Upcoming Tower Theatre Store in Los Angeles Ahead of June 24 Opening

Tuesday June 22, 2021 10:26 am PDT by
Ahead of its grand opening later this week on June 24, Apple today shared photos of its upcoming "Apple Tower Theatre" retail store in Los Angeles. The store will reside in the historic Tower Theatre originally designed in the heart of Los Angeles in 1927. Apple has collaborated with the local community, leading preservationists, and artists to "thoughtfully preserve and restore the...