Tag Archives: Apple Store

Apple partners with PayAnywhere, a new Apple Pay card reader for iOS

Today, Apple has announced the company will be partnering with PayAnywhere to provide a universal NFC reader, which supports Apple Pay, and traditional credit card swiping. The new credit card reader attaches to the bottom of iOS devices and will be exclusively sold at Apple Store starting in September. “We are very excited to launch sales exclusively…

Apple Store app adds gift card support for checkout

  After a number of years, the Apple Store iOS app now allows Apple Store gift card use at checkout. Much like the gift card process for the App Store, gift cards can be added by manually entering the code, or using the camera to capture the code directly from the card. Based on past experience, the camera capture method works refreshingly well. Cards…

Specially packaged third-party accessories arrive at Apple Stores

Third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple have started trickling into Apple Stores, with a sighting in Japan. As reported on June 7, Apple has been working with several third-party manufacturers to conform their product packaging with Apple’s own style. When it was reported that Jony Ive would be moving to his new Chief Design…

You can now reserve and pick up your Apple Watch in store

Apple Watch is now available in Apple Stores via the company’s online Reserve & Pickup system. Select models of the device can be reserved via the Apple Online Store in a retail store location of your choosing, provided the item is in stock. Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams previously stated that the Apple Watch supply was catching up with…

Retail preparation continues for Apple Watch

Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts is continuing to adjust Apple’s sales strategy leading up to the release of Apple Watch. In what seems to be a bit of a shift in philosophy, Ahrendts sent a memo to Apple Store employees asking them to encourage customers to order online. In her memo titled “Get in line online,”…

Here’s what the Apple Watch buying experience may be like

In a series of posts over the weekend, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman detailed what potential Apple Watch buyers can expect when purchasing their device. Details have been revealed regarding what Apple’s retail store setups will supposedly look like, personal setup for gold and steel models, and the customer service perks of buying the Apple Watch…

Apple Store refreshed with everything Apple Watch

  The Apple Store website now includes everything there is to know regarding Apple Watch pricing, including individual bands and charging cables in the Shop Watch section. Product pages come with animated 360º view, clasp detail, and watch face details. The store also includes some animated previews of Apple Watch apps, coming in both the native…

Apple Store goes down as Apple Watch event looms

The Apple Online Store is officially down ahead of today’s Apple Watch event! As is customary with major product launches, Apple has taken the site down hours ahead of the event so it can make changes to it before reopening the site soon after the keynote is over. It’s more interesting that the Store pages have been taken down with this event, though…