Posts tagged with: Apple Store
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    China and India have repeatedly been highlighted in recent months by independent financial analysts, Apple investors and even various top-ranking executives, Tim Cook included, as the key markets dictating the Cupertino money maker’s future prosperity. But what about South Korea? Home to Apple arch-rivals Samsung and LG, this is the most developed country in East Asia, as well as extremely urbanized, with 25 million residents in the Seoul Capital Area alone. Seoul, by the way, is the world’s fourth largest economy, behind Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles, which begs the question ...

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    You could pile in line at your local Apple store next Friday to get a new iPhone 7... and also risk being stuck for hours in the mall all for naught because some poor Apple Genius has to be the one to tell the line to "go home, there's no more today and we don't know when we'll get more." Well, in some areas, you won't be able to make a reservation to pick one up at an Apple Store. No skipping the line for you. Apple has shut down the ability to "Reserve and Pick Up" in the US as well as the UK and Italy. Reservations will begin again on September 17 at 8am local time in the US, 6am ...

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    Didn't we warn you earlier? The social media posts complaining about one thing or another? In this case, it's about iPhone 7 pre-orders. And that Jet Black version did sell out quick — in many cases, people reported "minutes". First, a quick word of what's happening with the earliest possible shipping dates for the four other colors (Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold) on the Apple Store site: For AT&T, the 32GB iPhone 7 models will be shipped between September 26 and 28. The 128GB Rose Gold model will be shipped during that time as well. All other iPhone 7 variants will ship ...

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    The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 are on sale from a minute past midnight Pacific Time tonight (click here for local time). Ready for social media drivel about how difficult it will be to buy any one of these things? We're not ready yet. The Apple Store is getting ready online. The usual closing up shop is now on before the rush of pre-orders begins. And Apple is being coy about what it has already made public, calling all the products above "something special". Then again, the easy thing to do if you're in a metropolitan area is hitch up in line at your local Apple ...

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    Whoops, that wasn't supposed to go live just yet. Perhaps someone totally failed on scheduling elements to be published or maybe it's September 7 somewhere in the universe, but the Apple site for Hong Kong had temporarily added in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to its compatibility sorting for its accessories store. Redditor Jaspergreenham was not able to replicate the page since he popped it up earlier today. But hey, as of this post, it's only just flipped over to the 7th in Hong Kong, so we'll all have to wait a little more before Cupertino gets its act together. Maybe Hong Kong will ...

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    The longstanding number one tablet manufacturer in the world takes great pride in its often stellar customer satisfaction scores, as well as probably the industry’s lowest return rates on both iPhones and iPads. That’s obviously the main reason refurbished iDeals are generally a much rarer sight than discounts offered by retailers and device makers on pre-owned copies of even the most successful, best-selling Android hardware. But Apple being Apple, it’s managed to set up a thriving business testing and certifying its products that do come back to the company’s warehouses, making ...

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    Ordered an iPhone SE lately? How lately? Still haven't gotten it shipped? It's a likely situation for many customers worldwide as wait times still come to around two weeks — the same ballpark we saw earlier on in the product's existence. AppleInsider also reported chatter from factories that Apple had increased its iPhone SE quota by 5 million units for the quarter. This logistics stalemate contrasts with the shipping situation for the Apple Watch: six- to eight- week deliveries became one-week deliveries over a few months. Analysts expect iPhone SE sales to easily clear above 10 ...

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    If you've ever been to an Apple Store, you might have been greeted by an employee wearing a blue T-shirt with an Apple logo stuck on the top right. That's a frighteningly simple uniform to replicate. And someone allegedly did so to get to the back of the SoHo Apple Store in New York. On June 1, a man suspected to have been wearing something like the uniform took 19 iPhones from the repairs room and handed them over to a regularly-dressed co-conspirator who nested them inside his shirt. Both then walked out of the store with a $16,130 haul. NYPD is investigating. The department and Apple ...

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    Following the launch of the Axon 7, ZTE announced that it will be building 23 retail stores for consumers to go hands on with products. Most of these stores will be in China, but we're expecting to see an outlet in Mexico, and some presence in Europe. For all of our high tech shopping options, is the future of technology retail a return to "brick and mortar" retail? Tech purchases are often fairly emotional. Our gadgets need to satisfy daily tasks, but our gadgets also need to tickle our brains in some way. Whether it's design, color options, style, status, or some other intangible, a ...

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    Turns out that being too conservative with your forecasts can catch up to you as well. That goes for investors and that fruit seller we're talking about. Apple is seeing much of its iPhone SE stock cleared out. Online orders for many variants will deliver starting April 20 at the earliest — buyers will be lucky to get a select few models by April 12. Same-day pickups are unavailable from many Apple Stores. You might have better luck getting the 16GB option fast — yep, amazingly the more expensive 64GB version got the most attention. Shipping dates are also pretty far off in Hong ...

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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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