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Apple Store App on iPad Gets Redesign

Wednesday May 19, 2021 1:08 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple Store app on the iPad to introduce a refreshed design that includes a new sidebar. The sidebar on the left side of the screen offers quick access to shopping, Today at Apple sessions, favorites, order history, and more. There are also buttons to shop by product so you can navigate to the iPhone, Mac, ‌iPad‌, Apple Watch, and other Apple device options more...
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All 20 Apple Stores in France to Close Again Under Third Lockdown

Friday April 2, 2021 3:31 am PDT by
Apple is once again closing all of its retail locations in France due to the ongoing health crisis, the first time since last year where all 20 locations have been closed, MacGeneration reports. France currently remains on heightened alert due to the pandemic, with some regions under stricter lockdowns than others. The majority of Apple Stores in the country have remained closed, while...
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Apple to Hold Preview Event At Second Apple Store in South Korea on February 24 [Update: Store Opening 2/26]

Friday February 19, 2021 12:55 am PST by
Apple is set to open its second store in South Korea next week in the busy business hub of Yeouido, in Seoul, the company has announced (via the Yonhap News Agency). Apple will hold a press preview for the new retail location in Yeouido, Seoul on February 24. The store itself is expected to open just a few days following the preview. Apple announced the store in November of last year but...

Apple Store App Now Offers iPhone Comparisons, New 'For You' Tab

Wednesday July 29, 2020 3:54 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple Store app with a new "For You" tab that offers access to order status, devices, accessory recommendations, services, reservations, and product tips, all in one simple to access place. There's also a feature that's designed to allow you to compare a new iPhone you're considering purchasing with your existing ‌iPhone‌ so you can see the difference at a glance....
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Apple's Second Retail Location in Thailand Removes Temporary Paneling Ahead of Imminent Grand Opening

Tuesday July 28, 2020 8:30 am PDT by
Apple's second retail store in Bangkok, Thailand is set to have its grand opening soon, with Apple recently removing the building's art-filled privacy panels to showcase the inside of the store. You can download the art as a macOS or iOS wallpaper from Apple's store page. Image via @macthainews The location previously appeared to be planned to open on July 25, as seen on original stenciling...

Apple Store App Gains Revamped Sessions Tab, Easier Access to Trade-In Values

Thursday March 21, 2019 10:41 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple Store app to version 5.3, introducing a redesigned Sessions tab at the bottom of the app that houses dozens of new Today at Apple sessions that Apple users can sign up to attend. Apple says that it's also now easier to check the trade-in values of your devices when using the Apple Store app. You'll see trade-in options when purchasing a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, ...
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Apple Stores in Thailand and Texas Planned for Grand Openings in November

Thursday October 25, 2018 5:16 am PDT by
Apple today provided updates on a few retail stores opening soon, including locations in Thailand and Texas (via In Thailand, Apple will open a store in the Iconsiam mall, which is described as a mixed-use development that will include two malls, multiple hotels, and residences when it opens on November 9. Apple Iconsiam will open one day later on November 10 at 10 a.m. local...
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Apple Store App Offers Free Redeem Codes for 'Obscura 2' Camera App

Tuesday July 31, 2018 4:40 am PDT by
The official Apple Store app for iOS devices has recently undergone changes in design and function, but Apple still occasionally uses it to host time-limited offers to download select paid apps for free. From today, users who scroll down the Discover tab should find an option to download camera app Obscura 2 for free via a redeem code, rather than paying $4.99 to download it from the App...
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Apple Offers Platform Puzzler 'Starman: Tale of Light' for Free Through the Apple Store App

Friday April 6, 2018 2:12 am PDT by
While last month's version 5.0 update to the official Apple Store iOS app introduced several significant changes to the user experience, one thing Apple has retained is its tradition of occasionally offering select paid apps for free through the app for a limited time. Right now, users who scroll down the Discover tab should find an option to download monochromatic platform puzzler Starman:...
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Apple's Sales Have Grown So Much That It's Running Out of 10-Digit Invoice Numbers

Friday March 23, 2018 7:04 am PDT by
Currently, when Apple sends an invoice to its customers and business partners, the recipient gets an invoice number that is entirely numeric and spans 10 digits. According to a post on Reddit citing a letter from Apple called "Change in Invoice number format," the company has drafted so many invoices that it's close to going through all possible permutations for these 10-digit numeric codes,...

Apple Store App Gains Major Update With Refreshed Design, Sessions Tab, and 'More Personal' In-Store Experience

Thursday March 22, 2018 2:18 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple Store app, introducing new design changes and improvements to its dedicated iOS portal for purchasing Apple products both online and in retail Apple Stores. Version 5.0 of the new Apple Store app includes what Apple describes as a "more personal, relevant in-store experience" with product and session recommendations, in-stock notices for products marked as...
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Apple Store App Updated With iOS 11 Enhancements and Support for iPhone Purchases Without Carrier Pre-Activation

Wednesday December 6, 2017 4:13 pm PST by
Apple today updated its Apple Store app to version 4.4, introducing iOS 11 enhancements and a new scanner feature for quickly adding your credit card information at checkout. According to the release notes, the app update also allows customers to bypass pre-authorization and activate later on full price purchases of iPhones, a purchasing option that has been available for the iPhone X on the...
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Apple Adds New 12-inch MacBook Leather Sleeve to Online Accessory Store

Friday October 27, 2017 1:27 am PDT by
During today's global Apple Store downtime in preparation for iPhone X pre-orders, Apple quietly added a new ">Leather Sleeve for the 12-inch MacBook to its Mac Accessories store section. Costing $149, the leather sleeve with soft microfiber lining is available in Saddle Brown and Midnight Blue colors. The case can also be twinned with Apple's iPhone X Leather Case ($49), also available in...
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Apple Store in Sydney, Australia Reopens After Temporary Closure Due to Alleged Bomb Threat

Friday February 17, 2017 4:12 am PST by
The Apple retail store located on George Street in Sydney, Australia was closed for a brief period of time today due to "a police operation," although the exact reasoning behind the closure remains unclear. Some customers evacuated from the store tweeted claims of hearing employees discussing a "bomb threat," while workers in nearby buildings are referencing some kind of workplace accident...
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Bay Area Apple Stores Experience String of Robberies

Monday December 5, 2016 7:34 am PST by
A robbery at an Apple Store in Palo Alto over the weekend has continued a string of Apple Store-related burglaries plaguing the Bay Area over the past few weeks. In Palo Alto, the University Avenue Apple Store was targeted by between eight and ten individuals who drove a rented SUV directly into the store's floor-to-ceiling glass front, and made away with an unspecified amount of iPhones, iPads,...

Apple Offers $5 Photo-to-Painting App 'Brushstroke' for Free Through the Apple Store App

Friday August 5, 2016 1:08 am PDT by
While yesterday's update to the Apple Store iOS app introduced some significant alterations to the interface, one thing Apple didn't change is its tradition of occasionally offering select paid apps for free through the Store for a limited time. Right now, users who scroll down the Discover tab can find an option to download photo painting app Brushstroke for free, instead of paying $4.99 when ...
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Revamped Apple Store iOS App With 'For You' Recommendations Now Live [Update: Hands-On Video Now Included]

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:09 pm PDT by
As expected, Apple has just released its revamped Apple Store iOS app, bringing along a new "Discover" tab that takes into account each user's previous purchases so it can curate content from the company's online storefront in order to recommend what to buy next. The update for the Apple Store app introduces a universal functionality for both iPhone and iPad devices as well, along with a...
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Former Apple Store Employees Provide Amusing Glimpse Into Company's Retail Culture

Monday August 1, 2016 8:24 am PDT by
A trio of former Apple Store employees recently delved into some stories of their tenure at various retail locations of the company's well-recognized brand. Although their names were changed to keep their identities a secret, the group which spoke with Thrillist included: Lucas, a Lead Genius with five years of experience; David, who worked part-time as a Sales Specialist for four-and-a-half...
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Apple Hosting In-Store Art and Photography Workshops Beginning Next Month

Wednesday December 30, 2015 6:42 am PST by
Apple has announced plans for in-store art workshops to give customers "at all skill levels" some hands-on time with image capturing and art-centric apps (via CNET). The classes aim to not only instruct attendees on photography techniques like long exposures and light trails, but will equip them with various iPhone and iPad accessories in attempting to introduce new and creative ways to take...

Anova Wi-Fi Precision Sous Vide Cooker Becomes First Cooking Device Available in Apple Retail Stores

Friday December 4, 2015 12:15 pm PST by
Apple has recently started offering the Anova Wi-Fi Precision Cooker both online and in its retail stores, marking the first smart cooking device the company has sold to customers. Anova is a company that makes a range of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected precision cookers for sous vide meal preparation. The Wi-Fi Precision Cooker Apple offers is Anova's newest model, equipped with Wi-Fi and...