Tag Archives: Retail

Apple retail website updated with new flat design

With the introduction of iOS 7 a few months ago, the design for basically every software for Apple has slowly been changed. For example, Apple has been slowly updating its website, and the design of certain pages, to reflect the new flatter operating system and look for the company. While it has been a while since something like this had happened, Apple…

First Brazil Apple store opens to huge crowds [video]

Apple’s efforts to break in to the emerging markets in countries like India, China and Brazil have been clear over the past couple of years. It famously joined forces with the world’s largest carrier, China Mobile, in the past couple of months. It’s also partnered with a number of retailers in India, and even brought the iPhone 4 back to make its…

Tim Cook visits UAE to meet Prime Minister, visit local retailers and possibly scout future Apple Store locations

Apple CEO Tim Cook seems to be doing some travelling lately. Following his recent visit to Ireland to discuss taxes with the government in the country, he’s now jetted off to the United Arab Emirates to meet with the country’s Prime Minister and visit a few local retail locations. The official reasons for the trip are unclear, but we can of course make…

Proposed Union Square Apple Store with 45-foot tall sliding glass doors looks beautiful in new renderings

A set of new renderings for the proposed Union Square Apple Store was presented to the San Francisco Planning Department that show the store in all its glory including a redesigned entrance for the store. The new images depict the store with two massive sliding glass doors which measure 23 feet wide and 45 feet tall each which would open up a huge…

Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts to be made Dame of the British Empire

Apple’s new Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, is set to receive a DBE in the coming weeks, meaning that the American businesswoman will become a Dame of the British Empire. The award was officially confirmed in October but was not publicized by either the British Governmnet or Ahrendts herself. Awards from the Queen…

Tim Cook suggests mobile payments could be part of Touch ID’s future

It is an idea that has been tossed around since rumors surfaced of a fingerprint scanner coming to the iPhone – could it be used to authorize mobile payments? So far, the only uses for the Touch ID sensor found in they iPhone 5s are unlocking the device and authorizing iTunes purchases. However, it seems like the teams at Apple have been contemplating a…

Apple to start iPhone 5c screen repairs in-store next week [Rumor]

Numerous sources are suggesting that Apple will begin in-store repairs  and replacements of broken iPhone 5c displays as of next Monday. The news has been coming for a while now, with Apple already testing the initiative in a few select US stores in recent months. Stores are outfitted with special calibration machines that can replace broken…

Beaconic announces first iBeacon Retail Kits for Europe

We’ve seen decent uptake of Apple’s iBeacon technologies in US retail stores so far with Apple integrating iBeacons into its own Retail Stores and Apple Store app, Macy’s using iBeacons in some of their stores and other interesting uses for the technology from gaming to Newsstand content delivery. However, outside of the US, adoption of the new…