iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

As England’s second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some […]

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Apple Preparing to Open Second Retail Store in South Korea

Apple Black Friday 2020: Our Top Picks Black Friday shopping has officially kicked off across the United States, and we’ve been collecting the best deals for Apple’s iPads, Macs, AirPods, the HomePod, Apple Watch, and more in separate articles. In order to further streamline your Black Friday shopping this year, we’ve put together this quick […]

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Anker’s eufyCam 2 Pro Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available From Apple

Apple retail locations and Apple’s online store now offer Anker’s eufyCam 2 Pro, a home security camera that supports Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video feature. Priced at $349.95, the eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution and a 140 degree field of view for sharp wide-angle video. The setup comes with a home base required for […]

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Apple Launches Extended Holiday Return Policy, Returns Accepted Until January 8 in U.S.

Apple today updated its Returns Policy for the holiday period, extending the time in which holiday gifts and purchases can be returned in the United States. Items purchased from the Apple Online Store that are received between November 10 and December 25, 2020 can be returned to Apple until January 8, 2021, offering holiday shoppers […]

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Apple to Use Retail Stores as Distribution Centers for Faster Deliveries

Apple is planning to use its retail store locations as distribution centers to ship products to consumers more quickly, reports Bloomberg. This would be a departure from the current strategy that sees products shipped from warehouses or direct from China. Items that are in stock are now able to be shipped from a network of […]

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Video Offers Closer Look at Apple Face Mask

YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has today shared a new video giving a closer look at Apple’s reusable face masks for corporate and retail employees. Apple’s own face mask was designed by the company’s Engineering and Industrial Design teams amid the global health crisis for corporate and retail employees, and the boxes include Apple’s famous “Designed […]

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Apple Trials Express Retail Store Format for Genius Bar Appointments and Online Order Pickups

Apple is trying out a new retail store experience that puts express pickup of online orders and Genius Bar appointments front and center, while keeping customer and staff safety paramount during the ongoing global health crisis. Images credited to PopVox co-founder and CEO Marci Harris via TwitterDubbed “Apple Express,” the temporary retail format for brick-and-mortar […]

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Video Provides Walkthrough of Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Opening Day

Apple today opened its new Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore, and YouTube channel Superadrianme TV has produced a video walkthrough, embedded below, that gives viewers a real sense of what it’s like to visit the stunning one-of-a-kind construction. The video includes Apple’s traditional clapping welcome for customers at an official store opening, the […]

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Apple Designs Two Custom Face Mask Styles for Corporate and Retail Employees

Apple’s design teams have created two kinds of protective masks that are now being distributed to retail and corporate employees, reports Bloomberg. The two masks are called the Apple Face Mask and the Apple ClearMask and were developed in-house in Cupertino by the Engineering and Industrial Design teams. Last week, an Apple employee sent MacRumors […]

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9th Circuit Rules Apple Owes Retail Workers for Time Spent in Security Screenings

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Apple must pay over 12,000 retail workers in California for the time spent waiting for compulsory bag searches at the end of their shifts (via Reuters). A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a judge who had tossed the case and ordered him to enter summary judgment […]

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Apple Planning to Reopen Some U.S. Stores Still Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Apple has started informing retail employees that it plans to reopen some of the Apple retail locations that have been closed twice over because of the continued spread of the coronavirus, reports Bloomberg. There’s no word on which stores will be reopening at this time, but employees have been told to expect imminent store openings […]

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Apple’s Marina Bay Sands Retail Store to Open Soon in Singapore

Apple today announced the imminent opening of Apple Marina Bay Sands, its third and arguably most distinctive retail store in the country of Singapore. Image credit: TodayApple Marina Bay Sands has a unique dome-like design unlike any other Apple store. The spherical structure sits on a body of water that was previously occupied by the […]

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Apple Oakridge Centre to Close Until 2024 Due to Redevelopment

Apple Oakridge Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, is set to close for up to four years as the mall undergoes major redevelopment, according to Retail Insider and 9to5Mac. The current Apple Store will be replaced entirely and moved to an all-new redesigned space. The new retail location will be a flagship store with more than […]

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Apple Asks UK Retail Landlords for 50% Rent Cut Despite Record Sales

Apple has asked landlords of its retail stores in the UK for a 50 percent cut to rent, reports The Sunday Times. If landlords agree to cut rent by up to 50 percent and offer a “rent-free period” of an undisclosed duration, Apple is supposedly offering a considerable lease extension in return. The proposal is […]

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Apple Central World Opens Friday in Thailand

Apple has officially announced the opening of its Apple Central World store on Friday with a press release that includes several new images of the interior of the building. Apple Central World is nestled in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s iconic intersection, and it joins Apple’s existing store in Thailand, Apple Iconsiam, which opened in […]

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Apple’s Field Trip Retail Store Program Eliminated as Coronavirus Outbreaks Continue

Many of Apple’s retail stores in the United States remain closed at this time due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, and in others, social distancing policies are in place, which has necessitated the suspension of in-person programs like Today at Apple and Field Trip. Apple recently announced that it is ending the Apple […]

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Apple Highcross in Leicester Reopens Wednesday, First Time Since March All UK Stores Will Be Open

Apple Highcross in the British city of Leicester is set to reopen on Wednesday, which will mark the first time every Apple retail store in the United Kingdom has been open since the country’s lockdown began in March in response to the global health crisis. Michael Steeber on Twitter noted the change on Apple’s Highcross […]

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Apple Providing U.S. Employees With Up to Four Hours Paid Time Off to Vote in November Election

Apple is providing all of its employees in the United States with up to four hours of paid time off to vote in the election that will take place on Tuesday, November 3, reports Bloomberg. Apple today sent out a memo to employees announcing the policy, which applies to retail employees and hourly workers. “For […]

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