Apple Planning ‘Transparent’ Retail Stores in France and Switzerland

Nearly Transparent Apple Store Planned For France

Over the last year, Apple has expanded their number of retail stores, including a new Apple Retail Store in the heart of Manhattan, in Grand Central Station. On Monday, ifoAppleStore reported that Apple is planning to open a new ‘Transparent’ retail store in France and Switzerland. The new Apple Store, reported to be built in the Aix en Provence is … Read More

Apple suspends sales of iPhone 4S in China over concerns of Safety

police iphone 4s sanlitun

Apple has been experiencing high sales volume for the iPhone 4S, since its release late last year, in October. Apple, after releasing in the United States, began the roll out of the popular device in international markets, including China, however, after scalpers caused many problems in recent months, and a near riot in Apple’s Sanlitun retail store in Beijing, the … Read More

Apple Reveals Plans for Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Redesign

fifth avenue cube change Apple Retail

Apple began construction on their iconic Fifth Avenue store in June and closed off much of the store for construction, covering up the entire cube and shutting down parts of the store. Customers continued to access the store through a small walkway that led directly into the store, causing crowded elevators and stairways. Apple has revealed the plans for the … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Plans New Retail Store in El Paso

Apple Retail Store El Paso

ifoAppleStore recently reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to open a new retail store in El Paso, Texas, roughly two miles from the border of Mexico. The store is planned to be built on the ground floor of the local Cielo Vista Mall, which makes up about 16% of retail sales in El Paso. Nearby, in another location in … Read More

Apple Opening Its Largest Chinese Retail Store in Shanghai

Apple has been strengthening the presence of its retail store with 318 stores in 11 countries which saw over 75 million visitors last quarter. During ‘Back to the Mac’ event Apple’s Tim Cook mentioned that Chinese stores get the most number of visitors when compared with any other store. According to WSJ Apple is now preparing to penetrate the Chinese … Read More

White iPhone 4 to be Available this Christmas?

Look, please don’t shoot the messenger, they made me write this news piece! In fact we drew straws, and I lost! Yes, the White iPhone 4 rumours are surfacing again. This time the blame lies squarely at Apple’s door in our opinion. Apple updated their Apple Store iPhone app today, and in the “Reserve Products” section that crafty White iPhone … Read More

Third party slide-on cases for iPhone 4 causing scratches?

Hot on the heals of Antennagate, Glassgate may be the latest issue with Apple’s much loved, and maligned, iPhone 4. That’s according to Ryan Block of GDGT. The issue, says Block, is with some slide on cases designed for the iPhone 4 which are causing scratching, . Info from sources both inside and outside of Apple leads the tech pundit … Read More

Apple’s iPhone 4 Gets Glowing Review From Australian Publication

iPhone 4 Canada

The iPhone 4 “antennagate” issue might have been exaggerated by the media according to Steve Jobs, during the press conference the data provided by Apple suggested that very few customers were experiencing any reception or antenna issues. When you hold the iPhone 4 in a way which grips the antenna then you might lose signal strength but many users have certainly reported lesser call drops … Read More

Apple’s Secret Strategy at The iPhone 4 Press Conference

Apple dodged more than one bullet at their iPhone 4 Press Conference yesterday. Some that I think many people had not even seen coming. But that’s because by definition most industry observers, or journalists, are followers and not leaders. Being a leader is something that Apple very certainly is used to – and good at. Some pundits went into the … Read More

Apple Briefly Advertises For iTunes Fraud Prevention Specialist

We covered the iTunes 4th of July “Hack” yesterday. Apple issued a statement claiming that only 400 accounts were compromised in this recent, and first “major” iTunes related fraud. To put that in perspective that is some 0.0003% of all iTunes accounts currently active. And when you consider all the facts Apple’s history to date is considerably better than most … Read More

iPhone 4: Best Accessories and Apps (Impressions Part 4)

iPhone 4 SportGrip Edge

In Part 1 of my iPhone 4 Initial Impressions article I discussed my view of Multitasking, The Retina Display, The iPhone 4’s Cameras, and finally Signal Issues with Apple’s new iPhone. In Part 2 we looked at iMovie for iPhone, Location Awareness, The iPhone 4’s Gyroscope, and The Glass Case of the iPhone 4. Yesterday we took a look at … Read More