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 Outlines $30M Bag Check Lawsuit Settlement on Legal Website

Wednesday January 12, 2022 3:28 pm PST by
Apple in November settled a long-running lawsuit over employee bag checks, with the Cupertino company agreeing to pay $29.9 million to employees who were subjected to off-the-clock bag searches, and now details about the settlement are available on Apple's website. California employees first sued Apple in 2013, and in 2015, the case escalated into a class action lawsuit. Employees claimed...
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Apple Stores Could Stop Thieves With New Security Measures

Tuesday January 11, 2022 7:29 am PST by
Apple is exploring new security measures for Apple retail stores in an attempt to discourage and prevent smash-and-grab robberies. In a patent titled "Product-Display System" filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, spotted by Patently Apple, Apple details a number of mechanical systems for securing iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. The proposal effectively involves...
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Apple to Offer Limited-Edition AirTag as Part of Japanese New Year Promotion

Monday December 27, 2021 1:33 pm PST by
In celebration of the Japanese New Year, Apple has revealed a two-day promotion that will offer customers in Japan a free Apple gift card worth up to ¥24,000 with the purchase of an eligible Apple product on January 2 and January 3. In addition to a gift card, Apple said the first 20,000 customers in Japan who purchase a new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, or iPhone SE during the promotion will...
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Apple Store Closures Surpass 20 Today Across the U.S. as COVID Cases Rise [Updated]

Monday December 27, 2021 9:27 am PST by
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the number of Apple retail stores in the U.S. that are temporarily closed today has surpassed 20. Not all of the closures are related to the virus, with five stores closed in Washington state following inclement weather. The latest high-profile locations to be shut for business include Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., Apple Century City in Los...
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Apple Offers Free Two-Hour Holiday Delivery on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch Orders

Wednesday December 22, 2021 1:29 am PST by
Apple is offering customers free two-hour delivery on orders of Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch orders in select cities ahead of the holiday season, looking to make it more convenient for customers to purchase last-minute gifts. The new offer, which runs from December 22 until December 24, gives customers the option to receive their order on a wide range of Apple products within a...
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Apple Once Again Requiring Masks at All U.S. Retail Stores

Tuesday December 14, 2021 9:38 am PST by
Apple retail stores are implementing stricter COVID measures, once again requiring customers to wear masks in all locations in the United States and enacting social distancing rules in some locations that had been eliminated earlier this year. Apple in November dropped its masking requirements for customers in many U.S. states due to positive trends in vaccinations and declining COVID-19...
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Apple Stores Getting Tool for Updating AirPods Pro to Latest Firmware Version

Friday December 10, 2021 6:33 pm PST by
Starting early next week, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will gain access to a new AirPods Firmware Updater diagnostic tool for updating AirPods Pro to the latest firmware, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. The tool will allow technicians with access to Apple Service Toolkit 2 to download the latest firmware on a customer's AirPods Pro during repair...
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Berlin's Second Apple Store Opening on Thursday

Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:13 pm PST by
Apple's newest store in Berlin, Germany is set to open on Thursday, December 2, Apple announced today. Apple Rosenthaler Straße is the first Apple Store in the Mitte borough of Berlin, and it joins Apple Kurfürstendamm in the city. "We're excited to open our second store in Berlin, right in the heart of Mitte," said Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of Retail + People. "Blending...
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Apple Supports World AIDS Day With Red Logo at Stores and Apple Pay Promotion

Tuesday November 30, 2021 6:43 am PST by
In what has become an annual tradition, select Apple Store locations are now displaying a red Apple logo in support of World AIDS Day on December 1, such as Apple Nanjing East in Shanghai and Apple Ginza in Tokyo, with other locations likely to follow. Photo shared by Shanghai Daily via Storeller Apple has also announced that, now through December 6, it will donate $1 for every purchase made...
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Apple Resumes Product Sales in Turkey With Significant Price Hikes

Friday November 26, 2021 4:00 am PST by
Apple has resumed the sales of its products in Turkey just days after shuttering its sales operation following the Turkish lira collapsing against the U.S. dollar and rising economic concerns. With the resumption of product sales, Apple has also significantly increased the price of all of its products in the country as a result of inflation. Over the past week, the Turkish lira has collapsed ...
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Apple Customers in Turkey Being Turned Away at Retail Stores as Halt on Product Sales Continues

Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:17 am PST by
Apple customers in Turkey are being turned away at retail stores by staff following the halt of online product sales in the country, although the exact reason for the in-store sales halt is unclear. According to macReports, the halt is due to rapid currency fluctuations as the Turkish lira has declined significantly in recent days, and store staff are telling customers that normal sale...
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Apple Temporarily Halts Sales in Turkey After Currency Crash

Tuesday November 23, 2021 11:14 am PST by
Apple appears to have temporarily halted sales of devices in Turkey as the country's economic crisis deepened on Tuesday morning. The lira dropped 15 percent after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan staunchly defended recent rate cuts, reports Reuters. Right now, Apple's Turkey storefront is up and operational, but no devices are able to be added to a virtual cart or purchased at this time...
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New Apple Store Opening Soon in Berlin With Special Wallpaper Available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Monday November 22, 2021 7:42 am PST by
Apple recently announced that it will soon be opening a second retail store in the heart of Berlin. The store will be located on the popular Rosenthaler Strasse shopping street in Mitte, the historic center of Germany's capital city. Apple has yet to share a specific opening date for the Rosenthaler Strasse store, which will accompany Apple's existing Kurfürstendamm store in Berlin....
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Apple Celebrates Opening of The Grove Apple Store in LA With Ted Lasso Appearance

Friday November 19, 2021 1:32 pm PST by
Apple today opened a new retail location in the Los Angeles area with the official launch of Apple The Grove. Apple has had an Apple Store in The Grove shopping area for close to 20 years, but the recently opened store is in a new location. To celebrate the relocation of Apple The Grove, Apple last night hosted a Q&A event with the cast of popular Apple TV+ show "Ted Lasso," including Jason...
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Apple Stores to Drop Mask Requirement for Customers in Many U.S. States

Thursday November 4, 2021 12:31 pm PDT by
Apple will no longer require customers to wear a mask to enter many of its retail stores in the United States, reports Bloomberg. Mask mandates will disappear at several stores starting on Friday due to positive trends in vaccinations and declining COVID-19 cases. More than 100 stores will drop the mask mandate starting Friday, with the policy then expanding to additional stores based on...
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Apple's Extended Return Policy Now in Effect for 2021 Holiday Shopping Season

Monday November 1, 2021 9:14 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its extended return policy is now in effect for the holiday shopping season. The policy applies to most products that Apple sells, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod mini, and more. In the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, and select other countries, most items purchased between...
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New York City's Newest Apple Store Features Dedicated Pickup Zone

Friday September 24, 2021 12:28 pm PDT by
Apple this week opened its newest Apple Store in New York City, Apple The Mall at Bay Plaza, which also happens to be the first Apple retail location in the Bronx. ‌Apple Store‌ aficionado Michael Steeber teamed up with Storeteller for a virtual 360-degree walkthrough of the new location, giving us an in-depth look at the features and improvements that Apple has brought to its latest ‌Apple...
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Apple to Require COVID Testing for Employees Starting Next Month, Still No Vaccine Mandate

Friday September 17, 2021 11:15 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 7:30 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 1:17 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 ...