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Apple to Open First Retail Store in Malaysia on June 22

Wednesday May 29, 2024 4:13 am PDT by
Apple is set to open its first retail store in Malaysia on June 22, marking a significant expansion of its physical retail presence in south-east Asia. The new store will be located in Kuala Lumpur at The Exchange TRX mall. The store features a unique, tiered white pyramid architectural design. This will be the sixth Apple Store in south-east Asia, following three in Singapore and two in...
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Here's What Apple Retail's New Machine to Update iPhones in the Box Looks Like

Wednesday March 27, 2024 7:46 am PDT by
Apple retail stores are now receiving information about the company's new system for wirelessly updating iPhone software prior to sale, iGen reports. Last week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that the new proprietary system, called "Presto," will begin operation across the U.S. in April. Gurman first reported on the wireless system in October, describing it as a "proprietary pad-like...
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Apple's Eighth Retail Store in Shanghai Expected to Open This Month

Friday March 8, 2024 3:09 am PST by
Apple today announced the imminent opening of its eighth retail store in central Shanghai, China, which will be named Apple Jing'an. Located on Nanjing West Road in the Jing'an District (named after its famous ancient Jing'an Temple), Apple Jing'an will become the 57th Apple store in mainland China and Apple says it's the company's second-largest flagship store after the Fifth Avenue...
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Apple Preparing to Push Vision Pro Customers to Pick Up at an Apple Store

Monday December 11, 2023 3:52 am PST by
Vision Pro customers will likely be pushed to pick up the device at an Apple Store, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In October, Gurman reported that Apple was in the process of inviting retail store employees from each ‌Apple Store‌ in the United States to Cupertino, California to receive training on using and selling the Vision Pro headset. Apple apparently sent a memo to retail employees...
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Apple Planning System for Retail Stores to Update iPhone Software With No Need to Open Box

Monday October 16, 2023 5:32 am PDT by
Apple is planning to implement an innovative new system that allows retail store staff to wirelessly update iPhones inside their sealed boxes, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the most recent "Power On" newsletter, Gurman outlined how Apple plans to tackle brand new iPhones being sold in retail stores with outdated software. For example, the iPhone 15 lineup shipped with iOS 17, but...
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Apple Retail Stores to Offer Customers Home Delivery Option

Monday July 24, 2023 1:51 am PDT by
Apple retail store staff will soon be able to offer customers home delivery during the ordering process, rather than them having to carry purchased products home. Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that the EasyPay machines Apple salespeople use when processing in-store product purchases are set to include an option for home shipping for the first...
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Apple's Battersea Store Opens Today, Second to Feature All-New Design

Thursday June 15, 2023 1:22 pm PDT by
Apple today opened its new store in Battersea, South West London – the second to feature the company's overhauled retail store design after the Tysons Corner revamp last month. Apple Battersea is the 40th Apple Store in the UK and it is located inside the redeveloped Battersea Power Station on the Ground Floor in Turbine Hall A. The building is a decommissioned coal-fired power station,...
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Watch Tim Cook's Reaction as Fan Brings Vintage Macintosh to Apple Store Opening in Mumbai

Wednesday April 19, 2023 4:47 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook logged a busy day on Tuesday as his whirlwind trip to India involved various meet-and-greets with new retail staff, local app developers, celebrities, and politicians, but it was the arrival of a long-time Apple fan at the Apple BKC store launch that appeared to generate the Apple chief's most excited reaction. Image credit: AFP Cook looked visibly surprised when Sajid, a...
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Tim Cook Attends Opening of Apple BKC Store in Mumbai, India

Tuesday April 18, 2023 2:26 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today officially inaugurated the company's first retail store in India, opening its doors, welcoming the first customers, and posing for selfies outside Apple BKC. The new flagship store is situated in the country's financial capital of Mumbai, located in a high-end shopping mall at Bandra-Kurla Complex – hence 'BKC' in the title – in the city's main business...
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Apple BKC Retail Store in Mumbai 'Coming Soon,' Says Apple

Wednesday April 5, 2023 3:36 am PDT by
Apple has released a teaser image of the barricade of its first official retail store in India, Apple BKC, which is set to open soon. The store is in the country's financial capital of Mumbai, located in a high-end shopping mall at Bandra Kurla Complex – hence 'BKC' in the title – in the city's main business district. The barricade's design is said to be inspired by Mumbai's iconic...
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Apple Hires Staff Ahead of First Retail Stores Opening in India

Monday January 9, 2023 12:27 am PST by
Apple has begun hiring staff for its first flagship stores in India, reports The Financial Times. Job listings for 12 store worker roles have been found in "various locations" throughout the country, indicating that Apple is almost ready to establish a retail presence in the Indian market. The job listings directly refer to the Apple Store, with roles including store leaders, store...
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UK Apple Store Already Anticipating iPhone 15 Launch in 2023

Sunday October 9, 2022 9:29 am PDT by
At least one Apple Store in the UK is anticipating an unusually high volume of footfall in the fall and holiday period of next year, a time frame that is expected to include the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup. Employees at Apple Milton Keynes have been told that they may not take any leave between September 15, 2023 and October 7, 2023, and December 2, 2023 and the start of January 2024....
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Apple Brompton Road Store to Open in London's Knightsbridge on July 28

Monday July 18, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
Apple has announced that its new Apple Brompton Road store in the heart of Knightsbridge, London, will open on July 28. Our newest store on London's iconic Brompton Road, a moment away from Hyde Park, is almost ready to explore. It's a place where your boldest ideas can bloom, and we're here to help them grow.Situated just a few doors down from the world-famous Harrods department store and...
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iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

Wednesday December 2, 2020 5:49 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 4:18 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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U.K. iPhone Reseller Carphone Warehouse to Close All 531 Stores

Tuesday March 17, 2020 5:22 am PDT by
Long-standing mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will close all 531 of its standalone stores on Britain's high streets next month, with around 60 percent of staff (2,900) set to lose their jobs. As part of the same company that owns Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse has 350 mini-shops inside 305 of those stores, but these will not be affected by the changes....
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Walmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in U.S.

Saturday November 17, 2018 9:02 am PST by
Apple has ceded its position to Walmart as the third largest online retailer in the U.S., according to a new report out this week (via TechCrunch). Research provider eMarketer Retail calculates that Walmart is set to capture 4 percent of all online retail spending in 2018, up from 3.3 percent the previous year, while Apple will claim a 3.9 percent share, up from 3.8 percent in 2017....
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Apple Previews New Champs-Élysées Store in Paris, Opening This Sunday

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:10 am PST by
Apple today officially announced its latest retail store, Apple Champs-Élysées in Paris, located on one of the French city's most iconic streets. The store opens on Sunday and will replace the nearby Apple Carrousel du Louvre, which permanently closed in October. The store occupies a Haussmann-era apartment building, featuring what Apple is calling its "grandest" Forum dedicated to free...
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U.K. Retailer John Lewis Offering Free Three-Year Guarantee on all Macs and iPads Until June 28

Monday June 12, 2017 3:50 am PDT by
U.K. high street retailer John Lewis is currently offering three years' free guarantee on selected Apple gear including new MacBooks, iMacs, and iPads through its online store, potentially offering buyers £159 on equivalent AppleCare. The offer extends to all listed Macs and iPads. For example, customers can today order a Space Grey 2017 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5, 8GBGB of...
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Samsung Opens Flagship NYC Store, Calls it 'Immersive Cultural Center'

Tuesday February 23, 2016 2:14 am PST by
Samsung yesterday announced the opening of its new flagship store in New York City, describing it as "the flagship of the future", but in a curious twist, one which does not actively sell Samsung products. Named simply "837" after its address in the popular Meatpacking district, the "living lab and digital playground" is a 55,000 square-foot space that includes a three-story digital screen...