Posts tagged with: Apple Store
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    Apple's in the business of buying old iPhones. Maybe the company doesn't quite position it like that, but if your iPhone isn't ancient (iPhone 4 or newer), Apple will offer you a little cash when trading in your old model for the purchase of a new one – from as little as $100 in the case of the iPhone 4, to as much as $350 for a iPhone 6 Plus (and that's not even touching on the new lease program). But while Apple's happy to take a used-but-in-good-condition iPhone off your hands, the situation quickly starts going south when you're talking about a damaged phone. Now a new rumor claims ...

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    Apple is rolling in the dough and it wants to show that's willing to make a small investment to roll in more dough. After all, it has investors to impress. In the US at least, if you're shopping on the Apple Store site or hope to order for in-store pickup in the Saint Nick of time, you're in luck. Apple is offering free next day delivery if you have you've checked out by 2pm on December 23. FREE! The deadline is universal across the country, but mind your package destination — the site doesn't tell you this, but if you ask an Apple Store rep, that's where the cut-off point applies. If ...

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    Back in 2011, Apple introduced a new Apple Store app wherein iOS device users could buy themselves a new Apple machine and — with the then-new Personal Pickup service — grab that device at a close-by Apple Store that same hour. It's taken until late last month for Apple to expand Personal Pickup to Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Today, we can add on Apple Stores in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden that will support Personal Pickup. More EU customers can now purchase Macbooks, iPods, accessories and the like in advance, get notified of when to come ...

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    If you've ever been to an Apple Store Genius Bar, you've probably noticed a few cases where people with really old Apple hardware arrive for support. Apple's customer service is that good when it comes to device repairs, but obviously some products are just too old for parts to still exist.  Cupertino usually shares a list of these devices in order to avoid unnecessary sad faces, and we just got the list for December. As of December 8th, 2015 the following Apple products will sadly not be eligible for repair at the company's Apple Stores: - iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) - iMac (27-inch, ...

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    The Apple Watch is famous for a lot of reasons, and then infamous for almost the same amount of cons. The price tag of the Apple Watch is definitely one of them, and given the fact that it only works with select iPhones, the investment on the watch is not just about the watch if you've lagged behind. Apple seems to have noticed that, and has decided to give you a minor discount if you're doing a full upgrade. As of today and until November 15, those of you who buy any new iPhone at select Apple Stores will also get a $50 discount on an Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport. The stores are sadly ...

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    Apple's customer service has been known as rather unique when compared to most, if not all competitors. Instead of having to deal with lengthy phone calls and the need to ship your faulty device for a few days, Apple will mostly handle repairs on site at any of the company's Genius Bars. The only problem with that sadly is that you might notice how hard it is to get an appointment at times, and Apple has apparently found a solution to the problem. If your issues with your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus have to do with the device not being able to connect to iTunes on a ...

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    India is beginning to look like a modern-day promised land for a slew of Android device manufacturers seeking Apple or Samsung-rivaling global market share numbers, and Cupertino will soon employ its own special strategies of expansion and brand consolidation. No, iPhones are not to be built locally as part of the “Make in India” initiative, but instead, brick and mortar Apple Stores should at long last open in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Only six such iconic retail locations will be launched as a test drive in the coming weeks, five in the former city and one in the latter, though more are ...

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    Apple's recent change in retail leadership has brought some interesting changes to Apple Stores. The Apple Watch pre-orders were definitely not popular, and forcing third-party accessory makers to adopt Apple-style packaging was just odd, but not all is bad. Today we see more changes happening as part of the new retail strategy. Starting today we see that Apple Stores will now be selling Apple Watch third-party accessories, something never done before. The company starts with the $29.95 NightStand made by ElevationLabs. This is actually one of the first to have ever launched to the market, ...

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    Apple chose a rather unconventional route to sell its Apple Watch this year, and many attribute it to low device inventory at launch. The only way you could purchase an Apple Watch was online, and there are customers who are still waiting for their shipment. Following the rumors that Apple Stores were already receiving select Apple Watch models yesterday, things now go official. As of today Apple Stores have begun offering the Apple Watch, though there is still need for a procedure to be followed. First of all you must reserve your device online, and then confirm if there is in-store ...

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    Just like with the iPhone 6, Apple was clearly not prepared for the amount of demand it received with the Apple Watch, and we don't blame the company to a certain degree. Smartwatches have proven to be very late-blooming market, so it made sense for Apple to be conservative about its supply orders for this new product. Up until today you could only order the Apple Watch online and wait for it, but reports claim this changes today. Sources claim that Apple Stores have begun receiving Apple Watch units as of today. We're not given details on what specific models are showing up, but the ...

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    Even though many sources claim that the Apple Watch is a success in sales, we still don't have solid information to back that up. What we do know is that Cupertino has struggled to meet consumer demand for the watch, so much so that people that ordered it on preorder date are still waiting for their unit. Apple has decided to give users an official statement on the matter, and today we learn more. Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Watch will all orders placed through May should reach customers within the next two weeks. The only exception to this is the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black ...

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    Buying any flagship smartphone these days is an expensive proposition, no matter what brand you're acquiring. iPhones are specially notorious for being expensive pieces of hardware, and especially if you desire more than the entry-level 16GB of storage options. Carrier subsidies have always been the best option for US consumers to gain access to new iPhones, but it seems that's about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple has just informed its employees that it will be dropping AT&T carrier subsidies this month of June, but the reasons for the change weren't announced. Consumers ...

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    Apple's launch of the Apple Watch has proven to be one of a kind. That same company that would prepare for crazy lines outside of Apple Stores decided to go for the "online only" route with its new wearable. With shipments already being pushed to July, most of us were wondering when the Apple Watch would reach stores, but today we get new information. Apple has already begun making modifications to its online store in order to allow users to purchase an Apple Watch for store pickup. The option is still not available yet for selection, but it's clear that Apple has left it ready for when ...

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    A few years ago, many of us found the idea of online shopping to be cumbersome on a phone, and it wasn't until store applications emerged that this idea became a mainstream. You'd think that doing so on a watch would be even crazier, but Amazon and Target differ on that with their recent decision to support the Apple Watch, and it seems these are not the only companies considering it. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already preparing an its Apple Store application to support the Apple Watch in a future software update. The intent is for the app to provide some added convenience to ...

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    Apple is not only famous for gaining significant popularity through a very small product portfolio, but also because of the pandemonium that each product launch can generate. At this point you've probably already caught certain TV news networks covering the lines that are already building up for the launch of the Apple Watch. At some point most of us assumed that Apple enjoyed this level of publicity for product launches, but new reports claim a different story. Internal sources claim that Angela Ahrendts, Apple's VP of retail, has recently sent out a memo to her team explaining the master ...

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    Apple is not only embarking on a new category with the Apple Watch, but it's also trying to succeed in a market that hasn't been able to take off. As such, we've seen the company hire an immense amount of experts from the fashion industry in order to develop the right angle for how to sell its new wearable. The company that was once famous for its laid-back Apple Store sales approach is about to change everything with the Apple Watch. Leaked insider information on how Apple Store employees are being trained over the next few weeks shows us that the new sales approach will dramatically ...

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    As we get closer to the pre-order date for the Apple Watch, more details emerge on all the different policies that Apple will apply in order to get as many people as possible to test its new wearable. We've already learned that Apple has given second thoughts to requiring appointments from users, which is good news, but don't think that's all there is to it. Apple Store sources claim that employees continue to be trained on the Apple Watch and how to sell it, and among some of the policies recently discovered, there will be a time limit for users to give the Apple Watch a try. The source ...

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    Apple is clearly on a mission to get its Apple Watch in the hands of millions of people, even if this is still a market in its rough infancy. Part of the strategy involves allowing users to give the product a try at Apple Stores, and we even hear that you won't need an appointment to do so. That being said, if you can't wait until April 10th for Apple Stores to get devices ready for user testing, you can at least choose which size is right for you today. First off, you'll need either an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch capable of running the latest version of the Apple Store app. Go into the ...

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    Even though wearables have to be desirable products first, it seems that only a few companies like Motorola have gotten the memo with products like the Moto 360. Still, with the insane disparity between Android sales and Android Wear sales, you'd wonder if any of these companies have done their homework well enough before product launch. Apple has done a lot of hard work in preparing the world for its Apple Watch, but just like with the original launch of the first iPad, most of us still wonder if people will be willing to pay for it, and so have some recent studies. A recent survey ...

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    The thought of a technology company preparing itself to sell jewelry would've been hilarious just a few years ago. Even today with many OEMs selling wearables, none of the products we've seen in the market so far are what we would consider to be luxury items. Apple is trying to approach this market in a different way, and that also involves significant retail changes as part of the territory. Inside sources claim that Apple is requiring that all of its stores to be fitted with safes that can protect the Apple Watch Edition, something that makes sense since its an 18k gold product. These ...

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    Apple is not only famous for its products and services, but also for how crazy things get whenever the company launches a new product, and specially a new iPhone. We've already heard that the company is making some dramatic changes to its Apple Store device reservation system, but it seems the company is preparing for more. Today we find new leaks that expose how Apple plans to handle the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, and we sure hope it works. The leak claims that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus inventories will arrive at Apple Stores on September 17th, and that ...

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    For the last couple of years, one of the most ridiculous things about buying a new iPhone on launch day, is being up at midnight Pacific time, or having to make a crazy line and leave empty handed. Apple has done some minor improvements here and there in order to ensure enough stock of devices on launch day so that you at least go home with something, but that doesn't mean people don't spend 11 hours making a line. This behavior is so predictable that people have already begun to make a line a week ago, though Apple is reportedly about to change things. In the past, each device in stock ...

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    Now that the US government has approved the deal between Apple and Beats, it's time to start seeing what this acquisition was for. Some speculate that the deal is to bring some more culture into Apple's approach to music, and others assume this is to improve the quality of Apple's mobile accessories. Whatever the case may be, we're not seeing any of that yet, as all we find lately is better product placement for Beats on Apple's website. In addition to Apple launching a webpage with all the information of Beats by Dre, today we see that Apple has given its online store a minor update with ...

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    Whether it's in Apple's online stores or in its brick and mortar stores, one of the biggest challenges that customers face is that price hump we all get with the sales tax. At times when most states don't force you to pay taxes in order to buy the same things at Amazon, it's obvious that if you were given a choice, you'd rather keep those extra bucks in your pocket. Still, some states are about to launch a couple of tax-free days, and Apple didn't miss the opportunity to remind you. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee will ...

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    Apple has garnered some fame for its "Reuse and Recycle" policy for iPhones and iPads. You can trade devices as old as the iPhone 3G from 2008, to the iPhone 5 of 2012 and get some credit for your iPhone upgrade. With prices ranging from $99 for an iPhone 4, to $199 for an iPhone 4s, upgrading to another device could be free on contract in some cases, and that deal was much sweeter with devices like the iPhone 5, though we used the word "was" intentionally. Apple has just cut the trade-in value of the iPhone 5 from $270 to just $225, which is a whopping $45 less. This change is currently ...

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