Apple Resumes Product Sales in Turkey With Significant Price Hikes

Friday November 26, 2021 4:00 am PST by Sami Fathi Apple has resumed the sales of its products in Turkey just days after shuttering its sales operation following the Turkish lira collapsing against the U.S. dollar and rising economic concerns. With the resumption of product sales, Apple has also significantly increased the price of all […]

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Apple Customers in Turkey Being Turned Away at Retail Stores as Halt on Product Sales Continues

Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:17 am PST by Sami Fathi Apple customers in Turkey are being turned away at retail stores by staff following the halt of online product sales in the country, although the exact reason for the in-store sales halt is unclear. According to macReports, the halt is due to rapid currency fluctuations […]

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Apple Temporarily Halts Sales in Turkey After Currency Crash

Apple appears to have temporarily halted sales of devices in Turkey as the country’s economic crisis deepened on Tuesday morning. The lira dropped 15 percent after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan staunchly defended recent rate cuts, reports Reuters. Right now, Apple’s Turkey storefront is up and operational, but no devices are able to be added to […]

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New Apple Store Opening Soon in Berlin With Special Wallpaper Available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple recently announced that it will soon be opening a second retail store in the heart of Berlin. The store will be located on the popular Rosenthaler Strasse shopping street in Mitte, the historic center of Germany’s capital city. Apple has yet to share a specific opening date for the Rosenthaler Strasse store, which will […]

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Apple Stores to Drop Mask Requirement for Customers in Many U.S. States

Apple will no longer require customers to wear a mask to enter many of its retail stores in the United States, reports Bloomberg. Mask mandates will disappear at several stores starting on Friday due to positive trends in vaccinations and declining COVID-19 cases. More than 100 stores will drop the mask mandate starting Friday, with […]

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Apple’s Extended Return Policy Now in Effect for 2021 Holiday Shopping Season

Apple today announced that its extended return policy is now in effect for the holiday shopping season. The policy applies to most products that Apple sells, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod mini, and more. In the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, and select […]

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Apple to Require COVID Testing for Employees Starting Next Month, Still No Vaccine Mandate

Starting next month, Apple is ramping up COVID-19 testing requirements for employees. According to The Verge‘s Zoe Schiffer, unvaccinated employees will be required to get frequent COVID-19 tests, while vaccinated employees will receive infrequent tests if going into an office or store. Unlike other tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, Apple has not mandated […]

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Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing on iPhones for 24 Months in Canada

Coinciding with the start of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders, Apple today started offering 0% financing for an extended 24 months on new iPhone purchases in Canada through financing partner PayBright, up from six months previously. For example, customers with approved credit can now pay for the iPhone 13 Pro with 128GB of […]

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Apple to Start Selling All 24-Inch iMac Colors in Retail Stores

We’re not expecting new Macs to debut at Apple’s upcoming “California Streaming” event, but according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple is making one small tweak to its Mac sales plans. After the September 14 event, Apple retail stores will begin selling the 24-inch iMac in all colors, which will mean all seven colors will be […]

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Apple Expands ‘Today at Apple Creative Studios’ Initiative to Washington and Chicago

Five iPhone 13 Rumors You May Have Missed Saturday August 28, 2021 11:00 am PDT by Sami Fathi We’re just weeks away from when Apple will announce the iPhone 13, which we’re expecting to feature some considerable upgrades, including design, performance, cameras, and more. Like every year, rumors, leaks, and reports about what Apple has […]

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Apple Preparing to Open First Retail Store in Hunan Chinese Province

DigiTimes: Apple Planning Multiple Apple Events for September Apple is planning to hold multiple product events in September, rather than its strategy from last year to break up its fall product launches into three separate events split across September, October, and November, according to sources who spoke to DigiTimes. In a new paywalled report today, […]

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Apple Closes South Carolina Store After COVID-19 Exposure, Other Stores Cutting Hours Due to Staff Shortages

Apple has temporarily shut down its retail store located in Charleston, South Carolina after more than 20 staff members were exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, reports Bloomberg. According to the website for the store, it will be shuttered until Monday, August 23. According to Bloomberg, stores of this size typically have 70 to […]

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Apple Decides Not to Bring Back In-Person ‘Today at Apple’ Classes on August 30

Just yesterday, Apple told its retail staff in the United States and Europe that it would start bringing back some in-person Today at Apple classes starting on August 30, but now Apple has reversed course. In-person Today at Apple sessions will no longer be resuming at this time, with Apple putting in-person classes off because […]

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Apple Planning to Bring Back Some In-Person ‘Today at Apple’ Classes Starting on August 30

Fall 2021 Apple Event Rumors: iPhones in September, MacBook Pros in Late October, and More Thursday August 12, 2021 1:04 pm PDT by Sami Fathi This year, Apple has already released several new products, including new iPads, the 24-inch iMac, the new Apple TV, and of course, AirTags. Looking ahead to the next few weeks, […]

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Many U.S. Apple Retail Stores Again Require Customers to Wear Masks

Customers who visit U.S. Apple Stores will once again be required to wear masks at most retail locations, reports Bloomberg. Apple dropped its mask requirement for vaccinated customers and employees back in June, but earlier this month, Apple began requiring employees in select regions to wear masks and encouraged other employees to do so. Now […]

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Apple Requiring Retail Employees in Some Regions to Wear Masks, Other Employees Encouraged to Do So

Amid spiking cases in the ongoing health crisis, Apple has started urging its employees to wear masks in retail store locations once again, and is mandating it in some areas, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple stopped requiring fully vaccinated customers and employees to wear masks at Apple Store locations in June, but with the […]

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Some Apple Stores Decorated in Flag Colors to Celebrate New International Apple Watch Bands

Apple Launches $99 MagSafe Battery Pack Apple today introduced a new MagSafe Battery Pack to its website, which is designed to work with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The MagSafe Battery Pack attaches magnetically to the back of one of the iPhone 12 models, with the […]

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