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Apple Store Employee on Leave in Santa Monica Contracts COVID-19

An Apple Store employee from the Third St. Promenade store located in Santa Monica, California tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, reports TechCrunch. The employee had been on leave to care for a relative since March 2, 10 days before being diagnosed. Apple says that it consulted health experts and did an overnight deep cleaning of […]

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Apple Limits AirPods and Apple Watch Try-Ons in Retail Stores to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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Apple Closes All Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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Apple Giving Retail Workers Experiencing Coronavirus Symptoms Unlimited Sick Leave

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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Today at Apple Sessions in Seattle and San Francisco Bay Areas Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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Apple’s Victoria Square Store in Belfast Reportedly Undergoes Deep Clean Amid COVID-19 Contamination Fears

Apple’s Victoria Square retail store in Belfast, Northern Ireland reportedly closed its doors early on Wednesday to undergo a deep clean, following suspicions of a coronavirus contamination in the local area.Video shared on Facebook appeared to capture a clean-up operation taking place at the store in the early evening. In the clip, two people wearing […]

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Apple Retail Stores Warned About Replacement iPhone Shortages Due to Coronavirus

Apple recently warned technical support staff at its retail stores that replacement iPhones are in short supply, reports Bloomberg.Replacement iPhones for heavily damaged devices are expected to face supply constraints for two to four weeks. Apple Store employees have been informed that they can mail replacement iPhones to customers and provide loaner devices to ease […]

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Apple Temporarily Closes Some Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple will temporarily close one of its retail stores in Italy as the government grapples with the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has experienced the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe so far. Image via SetteBITApple Oriocenter in the province of Bergamo will be closed on March 7 and 8, according to Apple’s […]

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Apple Adds Colorful Tech 21 Cases, Golf Sensor and Sonos Port to Online Store

Apple today updated the accessory section of its online store to add a new golf sensor, Sonos Port, and series of colorful new cases designed by Tech21.The Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, priced at $180, offer a shot detection algorithm that increases accuracy. The system features 14 ultralight sensors that attach to golf clubs and grips, […]

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Apple Retail Stores Celebrating Upcoming International Women’s Day With Today at Apple Sessions

In celebration of International Women’s Day, set to take place on March 8, Apple is hosting a series of “She Creates” workshops that will be held at Apple retail stores from March 1 to March 31.According to Apple, there will be hands-on sessions that “explore new perspectives” using iPad, iPhone, and Mac, along with opportunities […]

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Construction of Bangkok’s Second Apple Retail Store Nears Completion

Photosshared on Twitter show the final stages of construction work on what will become Apple’s second retail store in Bangkok, Thailand.The location is in front of the Central World mall. The area, which now features a white stone courtyard, was closed to the public long before Bangkok’s first Apple store, Apple Iconsiam, officially opened in […]

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10 More Apple Stores Reopen Across China, Other Stores Outside of Beijing Remain Closed

Apple has updated its website to indicate that it will reopen 10 more stores across China, following closures due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan.The stores, listed below, will reopen on February 19 for limited business hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further […]

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Apple Could Owe Millions for Off-the-Clock Employee Bag Searches in California

Apple broke California law when it failed to pay employees for time spent waiting for mandatory bag searches at the end of their shifts, the California Supreme Court ruled today. [PDF]The unanimous court decision, shared today by Bloomberg Law and The Los Angeles Times, dates back to a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in […]

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Apple Revamps Everyone Can Code Curriculum, Offers Coding Classes in Apple Stores in December

Apple today announced that it has overhauled its Everyone Can Code curriculum to bring it to more elementary and middle school students around the world. The new curriculum includes more resources for teachers, a new guide for students, and updated Swift Coding Club materials. The refreshed materials build on existing interactive puzzles and activities to […]

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Apple Launches Extended Holiday Return Policy, Return Deadline Set for January 8, 2020

Apple today updated its website to reflect that its annual extended holiday return policy is now active. Items purchased from the Apple Online Store received between November 15, 2019 and December 25, 2019 can be returned through January 8, 2020. These dates apply to the United States and multiple other countries, but there are some […]

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