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Thursday, April 19, 2012

2nd Apple Store to Open in Rome This Saturday

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

"Apple continues to expand its suburban coverage of Rome (Italy) with the grand opening of the Porta di Roma retail store this Saturday."

The last time they opened a store in Rome, Italy it was in 2007. This one will open up at 10:00 am Saturday.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

iBooks Publishers Get VIP Discounts at Apple Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:26 PM

"Some sharp eyes have once again discovered something new and cool in Apple-land."

Sounds like it is similar to the educational discounts, nice that they are expanding this to other areas.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photos of Apple Store in Amsterdam

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"We already knew that Apple would officially open the doors to a new flagship retail location on the ground floor and mezzanine of the Hirsch building at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam."

But little did they know it would be so beautiful! And with room enough for 300 employees to take care of the needs of the customers, in 14 languages no less. Great series of photos of the new store that opened Saturday.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Online Apple Store Order Status Down Until Sunday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:42 PM

"Apple is upgrading its online order status pages this weekend. The above message is displayed if you try to access your Order Status from Apple's Online Apple Store."

The thought is that this has something to do with the retail event expected to happen this Sunday. No one knows exactly what will happen, but until Sunday you won't be able to access your order status screen.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy 10th Anniversary Apple Retail Stores

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:00 PM

"Apple opened its first two retail stores ten years ago today, with two locations in Glendale, California, and McClean, Virginia. At the time, most industry watchers-myself included-thought Apple's venture into retailing was a poor choice: why should the company pay for premium space in upscale shopping centers when it commanded only a minuscule portion of the PC market-and particularly when computer makers like Gateway were painfully discovering that making computers and selling computers in a store were completely different things?"

It sounds like those consultants that Apple hired early on to determine the mistakes Gateway made paid off. The retail stores for Apple have been a big hit and quite the showcase for the products from Apple. I love going to the Apple Store as the experience is like none other. Well, Starbucks is a pretty good experience too, I guess top notch customer service pays off.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Check the Apple Store For Apple TV Availability, Among Other Apple Products

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 04:00 AM

"Apple has a little known "Reserve and Pick Up" website where you can check if a certain Apple product is in stock at a certain Apple Store. Apple has just added the Apple TV to this web portal and it's now the perfect way to check if your local store has any of them in stock."

I like this feature, so if you have been wondering if your local Apple Retail Store has that Apple TV in stock, now you can check online. But before I actually made the trip I would give them a call first, just in case. Here is the link if you are so inclined.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Apple Retail Store Opens in Sydney, Australia on Thursday Morning

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 05:00 AM

"Apple will open its newest retail store in Australia on Thursday morning, inside the Castle Towers Shopping Centre in the far northwest suburbs of Sydney."

This is the fourth one in the Sydney area, ninth total in Australia, and it opens at 5pm Thursday.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apple Launches Apple Store for Resellers

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple News" @ 07:30 AM

"Apple has launched a new online store to allow Apple resellers to quickly and easily make orders online through Apple's website. The new system provides those who resell Apple products (such as those in education and corporations) the ability to create proposals for orders that can be approved by Apple in a much quicker process. It will also allows resellers to use templates for regular and repetitive orders made, and it is more tailored towards the end-user, with a product catalogue that only features the items that you'd need."

From what I can gather, this online store found at allows members of an organization to order Apple products, then allows those organizations to approve those order requests before they are fulfilled. Seems like a good way for corporations that use Macs and other Apple products to set up an easy in-house ordering system.

Tags: store, resellers

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Apple's Perth Retail Store Opens This Saturday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"The residents of Perth (Australia) have felt left-out and lonely for years, but their yearning for an Apple retail store will end this Saturday at 9 a.m. when the Perth City store opens on Hay Street in the central business district."

Obviously, from the photo above, construction is still in progress but I'm sure they will be ready for the store opening this Saturday at 9am. The building used to house a pastry shop until Apple bought it and gutted it for the new store, and according to the article they also added a bar and office space to the backside of the building. Sounds like they are planning for customers having to wait for their Genius Bar appointments. The press release for the event is here, and if you want more info on the store itself, Apple has a site for it here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Speaking of Store Openings, Will Bondi Store Open on Time?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 05:00 AM

"Less than 48 hours before it is scheduled to open, the Bondi (Sydney) retail store is hardly a jewel-it is obscured by scaffolding, and covered by black tarps and netting being blown by 20 mph winds and pounded by continuous rain."

The store in Sidney Australia is supposed to open on Friday at 8am, but they appear to really be pushing the deadline don't they? You can find more info about it at the Apple store page for Bondi.

Apple Store at Southgate Centre in Edmonton Opens Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 04:00 AM

"The second Apple store in Edmonton (Alb.) will open this Friday at the Southgate Centre shopping center."

That is tomorrow in case you lost track of the day like I sometimes do. The store will be open from 8am until 9pm, and you can get more info on the store, as well as directions over at Apple. You can also find out more about the Southgate Centre on Wikipedia.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

London's Covent Garden Apple Store Quite Impressive

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

"Every single square-inch of Apple's future Covent Garden (London) store has been replaced, repaired, restored or cleaned to prepare it for the millions of visitors who will step inside later this year and say, 'Wow!'"

As impressive as the photo is above, Apple will be changing it further, to include an Apple themed skylight among some other cosmetic changes. While they retail space will be the ground floor and the 2nd floor, to include training rooms and expanded displays, they also have the basement and the upper 4 floors to use as they see fit. It's located in Central London and will be open later this year.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Apple Stores to Close at 4pm for iPad 3G Launch Today

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple has decided to close all of their 220+ retail stores for one hour in advance of the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G launch in the US today."

The closings are between 4pm and 5pm local time, and this is throughout all the Apple retail locations. So at 5pm today you will be able to pick up a 3G version, however if you order online the available date is actually May 7th (although it appears pre-orders are showing up as early as yesterday). Any of you going to be waiting in line to get yours, or did you have it shipped? I'm curious who is getting the 3G version.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Apple Store Sales Figures March Quarter 2010

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

"Apple's same-store sales rose 8 percent in the March quarter of 2010, propelled by a 22.3 percent year-over-year increase in Mac sales, even though a MacBook Pro refresh did not arrive during the three-month period."

Much better news than last year when they had a decline of 21.9% according to the article. Non Mac revenues grew 1.2% fueled by iPads, which was the first growth in six quarters. If you like Apple products, the retail stores are the place to go to get the hands on experience for all of their products. And for those thinking about purchasing one of their products, in my opinion, it is an integral part of building the brand and expanding the reach of the product line.

Friday, April 2, 2010

iPad App Store Has Many Choices

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:00 AM

"A week after its app submission deadline, Apple has apparently pushed through 1350 apps. Appadvice lists the apps that have been approved by Apple for the iPad, and presumably all or most should be to install this weekend."

AppAdvice has a good walkthrough of the iPad App Store on their site, which should give a good idea of which apps you want to add on Saturday when you pick up your iPad. Not sure how many I'm going to add, as I've said before I am primarily getting mine to use as a book reader and web browser, but who knows, something there may catch my eye.

Tags: software, store, app, ipad

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not Really a Surprise But Apple Leads in Number of Apps Available

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

"Silicon Alley Insider has posted an interesting chart that shows the total number of apps available across various mobile platforms. As you can see from the chart, Apple's iPhone leads the pack by a longshot with 170,000 apps according to"

I don't think anyone is too surprised by this, at least I wasn't, since Apple created the market and their App Store is the roadmap for this. I thought it was an interesting comparison.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Assault or Miscommunication?

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

"Actor Richard Belzer found himself on the wrong side of the law after an employee at a Manhattan Apple store told cops the "Law & Order" star attacked her, police sources said."

After reviewing the tape of the incident, NYPD said at best it was harassment, not assault, since Belzer didn't "choke" her as the victim alleges. I haven taken more calls than I can count from victims of crimes that, to put it mildly, exaggerated what happened to them. I'm not saying she is doing this, and that she wasn't scared, but under the law it appears her charges are unfounded when it comes to saying Belzer "attacked and choked" her. I'm just anticipating a civil suit next from her, call me cynical.

Apple Store Now Offering Pre-Orders for iPad

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

Head on over now to the Apple Store, online pre-orders are now being accepted. Woo Hoo.

UPDATE: You can also just go here to reserve one at your nearest Apple Store and pay when you pick it up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Don't Miss Out on an iPad!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 06:30 PM

"With just a few weeks to go before the iPad hits stores, here's the best way to ensure you're at the head of the line to get one (or three). If history is any indication, the iPad will be in short supply when it goes on sale April 3. Plus there are rumors of production delays that may further constrain supply."

To give yourself ample opportunity, visit and they will let you know when things change and the familiar message above is displayed at the Apple Online Store. Once you sign up, they will alert you via email, RSS or Twitter. This doesn't appear to be limited to the iPad either, as they say "We'll check the Apple Store for new products and changes - so you don't have to."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Apple Retail Expansion

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

"At Apple's annual shareholders meeting at its campus in Cupertino, Calif., Thursday, the company revealed it intends to open 25 stores in the nation of China."

This bit of info was from the Apple meeting last Thursday, but China isn't the only place Apple is going to build new stores. They plan on a total of 50 stores this year, including Shanghai, Spokane WA, Boise ID and London according to Tim Cook, Apple COO.

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