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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Apple Opens New Store in Paris, France on Friday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:00 AM

"The traditionally lovely spring season in Paris (France) will become even sweeter this Friday when the city's third store opens inside Les Quatre Temps shopping center."

Located on level 1 next to the Gap store, the latest edition to the Paris Apple Store family will expand the total to three, and will open up at 9:00am Friday morning.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Apple to Partner With The Tribeca Film Festival

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 06:00 AM

"In a rare event partnership, Apple will be participating in the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in New York City by holding events and workshops at its West 14th St. and SoHo stores."

This will be going on from April 20th through April 28th, and sounds like lots of activities are planned including free workshops and events where you can meet the filmmakers. You can find out more by going here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Apple Web Site Most Satisfying When Mobile Shopping

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:23 AM

"Research firm ForeSee on Thursday announced the results of a new study in which it found that the mobile shopping experience on Apple's web site was the most satisfying among 3,000 consumers who were asked about 16 e-retailers."

Just edging out by one point, doesn't get much closer than that in these polls does it? Interesting to note the mobile site scored two points higher than the regular site. You can see the press release about the results here.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Apple Lease With MTA Under Review

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:00 AM

"Following yesterday's report from the New York Post detailing Apple's lease with the MTA for their new Grand Central retail store, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans on looking into the deal and ensuring 'MTA hasn't given away the store'."

Well, charging $60 per square foot when the going rate is $200 per square foot would lead one to believe they are getting one heckuva deal wouldn't it? However apparently that is only for the first year and over the life of the least the average is $180 per square foot, so I guess it isn't too far off, but in light of questionable practices by the MTA, they are going ahead with the investigation into the lease.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Apple Updates Online Store, Hopes to Improve Overall Customer Experience

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:02 PM

"Apple overnight took its online store offline for roughly three hours as part of an ongoing process to improve the overall customer experience for shoppers wishing to review, manage, cancel, or return their orders, AppleInsider has learned."

So, I like the look of the update, with integrated images, drop down menus, capability to re-print invoices and easier product returns. The best thing of all is that you no longer have to try and decipher those code words, since in their place they have put in the name of the product, i.e. MacBook Air, 11-inch. Much easier don't you think?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What About a Goat in an Apple Store? Sure!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Talk" @ 03:00 PM

"You can do just about anything in an Apple Store and the employees don't seem to mind."

The certainly don't, since he brought in everything from a trumpet player to a goat. No problem. You can view the video here. I can't decide if it's stupid or entertaining. Perhaps it's a little of both?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Grand Central Terminal to Get Apple Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple will be building a massive store in New York's Grand Central Terminal, we have independently confirmed. The store will open in the fall, likely early September - and it will be Apple's largest retail space in the world."

And it shall be named Apple Store Grand Central, according to one of those unnamed sources you frequently hear about. This year is the 10th anniversary of the retail operations at Apple so it seems logical they would want to make an impact. This store is supposed to be the largest store yet, surpassing the Covent Garden Store in London. That store has 16,732 square feet open to the public. They certainly will have the foot traffic since the terminal has over 700,000 visitors per day.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Get Your Bumpers!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 PM

"What's that you say? You missed your chance to get a free case from Apple for your iPhone 4 as part of their Antennagate free case giveaway? Well, good news: you can once again buy an official iPhone 4 bumper in a panoply of colors directly from Apple. It'll cost you just $29.99."

Shipping is within 24 hours of ordering so they have the ready for you if you need one, in a variety of colors such as white, black, blue, green, orange and pink. You can get yours ordered right here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Apple Stores Courting the SMB Market

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 11:00 PM

"A new sign of greater acceptance by business customers of Apple and the Macintosh is Cupertino's growing interest in that once 100 percent PC market. Apple is expanding its sales support operation to businesses as well as adding business-centric sections to its retail stores."

Image Credit: Apple

Apple is building upon their product successes by making a push to gain market share in small and mid-sized businesses. Briefing Centers (along with Business Leaders and Solution Engineers) are starting to appear in some retail stores, specifically targeting business customers. In one fiscal quarter, Apple Stores hosted 60.5 million visitors. Since half the Macs sold in the stores are to 'switchers' (from Windows), the hope appears to be that this will happen in the small and mid-size business world as well. Are any of you readers seeing Macs replacing Windows PCs in the workplace?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Compare Macs" Now Possible in Online Apple Store

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 10:30 PM

"Apple on Thursday added a new option to its online Apple Store called "Compare Macs." The new option allows customers to quickly bring up specs on the hardware, included software and technical specifications for each system. Compare Macs also gives users a look at each Mac's environmental report, which has become a very important buying factor for many users in recent years."

I really like this feature! The best part for me, in my quest for a new 15-inch MacBook Pro: when all three available models are displayed side-by-side, options, details and prices are shown, and when selected, immediately updates the total price up at the top. Add memory, it's there. Add an SSD, poof, it's there! Even an environmental status report is there. Clicking on a section (arrow) minimizes and maximizes the section, so that you can see data that is relevant to you! Comparing is a common feature on many sites, but Apple has done an exceptionally good job, and the functionality even works on IE.

Monday, August 9, 2010

12-Core Mac Pros Now Available at the Apple Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 07:59 AM

"The Apple Store went down this morning, and when it came back up, Apple had given us all a depressingly good excuse to give them five grand: their new 12-core Mac Pros."

And that is the basic model.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two new Apple Stores to Open This Weekend

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple News" @ 08:30 AM

"With Apple opening one-half of its new retail stores in locations outside the United States this year, it’s rare for two stores to open in the U.S. in one weekend. Yet that’s what will happen Saturday when the Fayette Mall(Lexington, Ken.) and Polaris Fashion Place (Columbus, Ohio) stores both open at 10 a.m."

The Apple store in Philadelphia, PA that was supposed to open this weekend won't be opening until the weekend of July 30th. If you're an Apple user in Columbus or Lexington, though, this is obviously a good weekend for you. Now I just wish Apple would open a store closer to me, but somehow, I don't think I'll be seeing a Scranton or Wilkes Barre Apple store any time soon. If you live near these new stores, are you planning on going to check them out? If so, let us know about it.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Greenville SC Apple Store Opens Tomorrow at 10am EDT

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"The Apple Store Haywood Mall will open to the public on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10am EDT."

Conveniently located near the airport too! You can find out more about the latest Apple store here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Shanghai Apple Store Opens Saturday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Chinese Apple fan club members have a new meeting place to talk about Apple in, with the Shanghai Apple Store opening this weekend. Fanatics descend from street level through a 40-foot cylinder, then serenely glide in via glass staircase."

What a fantastic design! The Paris store is also quite nice and more artistic I suppose in the classical sense, but this one I really like.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's 3am, Are You in Line Like I am?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

It's 3am Pacific, and I'm waiting in line at the Apple Store, Bridgeport Village. At least I am hoping I am there since I posted this in advance. I'll update this with any pertinent happenings, such as riots caused by line cutters, those sorts of things. Good luck to any of you waiting in line for the iPhone 4, and if you are where I'm at, give me a shout out, I'll be the sleepy looking guy with a goatee wearing the camo cargo shorts, and hopefully sipping on some coffee!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Apple Store App Now Available

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

"As rumored, Apple has released an official retail store app. Simply called "App Store," the new app lets users shop the full line of products available at The Apple Store. But it's more than shopping."

It's actually called "Apple Store" so make sure if you search you use the correct title or it won't come up right away. You can read reviews, locate retail stores and check in on the in-store events, all from this new free app from Apple. You can also schedule appointments at the Genius Bar or One on One sessions. You can download it now for free.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Apple Back to 5 to 7 Day Wait Period for iMac Shipping

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 11:00 AM

"New 27-inch iMac purchases direct from Apple now have a shipping wait time of 5 to 7 days, suggesting the hardware maker has addressed issues that plagued the desktops."

From months to days, we can only hope they have fixed the problems.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

iPhone Thievery!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple Stores continue to be sizable targets for theft, it seems -- the local paper in Lancaster, PA reports that four young men stole 17 iPhones from the displays at an Apple Store recently, resulting in almost $10,000 worth of losses. The robbery took place during the day; at around 1:30pm, the young men just started grabbing, and walked out of the store with as many iPhones as they could carry."

Big loss like this and I'm sure they will do some followup, and not just write it off. The iPhones didn't have SIM cards and are supposedly entered in a crime database so be careful if you are in PA and someone offers to sell you an iPhone cheap!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Apple Opens Manhasset Long Island Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

"It was freezing this morning as the Manhasset Long Island, NY Apple store opened for business. Employees wearing T-Shirts (they weren't allowed to wear coats), ran up and down the waiting line of hundreds of people both pumping up the crowd and trying to stay warm."

The store opened up this past weekend giving Apple customers another choice of shopping options. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Apple Store Opens Tomorrow in Cardiff

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

"The seaside town of Cardiff (UK) will host the grand opening of the St David's 2 Apple store this Thursday at 10 a.m., part of a huge expansion of the adjacent St David's Centre that opens at the same time. The new store will expand Apple store coverage to the capital of Wales, a major tourist and shopping destination."

And with this opening on the 22nd of October, Apple adds store number 23 to their UK locations.

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