Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens; sessions with The Big Draw continue through October

Apple’s only retail store in Maine reopened today in a significantly larger and more modern space at The Maine Mall. South Portland customers lined up this morning to explore the location’s first redesign since opening more than 11 years ago. more… The post Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens; sessions with The Big Draw […]

New Mophie wireless charging pad, car chargers, and more at select Apple Stores

Mophie has announced a new wireless charging pad compatible with iPhones and other Qi-compatible devices. The product is currently exclusive to Apple online and retail stores. The compact pad has a smooth, glossy finish in a choice of black or white, and delivers up to 7.5W of power. Mophie says that it will charge through […]

Florida stores: Apple Altamonte closing for renovations January 13th, Aventura and Dadeland expansions planned

Across Florida, Apple will replace or work on remodeling at least four of its retail stores during 2019. As the company rapidly pursues store modernization goals across the United States and internationally, a cascade of renovations both large and small is expected going forward. Today’s announcement of a temporary closure of Apple Altamonte marks the […]

Third Street Promenade and Alderwood Apple stores reopen with Today at Apple upgrades

Two Apple retail stores returned to the Pacific coast today. Apple Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California and Apple Alderwood in Lynnwood, Washington both reopened with reimagined designs. The openings come just hours before Apple will unveil its newest flagship location in Paris which houses a towering Forum on the historic Champs-Élysées. more… The post […]

New Suzhou and Eastview Apple stores open to iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 customers

Photo: dylen_s As customers around the world begin to receive their iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 orders today, Apple is also celebrating a launch day for its largest product: retail stores. Apple Suzhou, the company’s 505th store, opened its doors for the first time overnight in China to an enthusiastic crowd. Fans lined […]

Photos: Apple welcomes customers to new stores at Orland Square Mall, Irvine Spectrum Center

Apple Irvine Spectrum Center (left, via Instagram) and Apple Orland Square Mall (right) Apple revealed two completely reimagined retail stores today as part of its continued effort to update or expand every “classic” location. The new stores in Irvine, California and Orland Park, Illinois join the growing list of well over 100 locations featuring Apple’s […]

Apple stores at Lehigh Valley, Orland Square malls relocating to larger spaces this year

Two more of Apple’s smaller mall locations are set to relocate to significantly larger spaces this year, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Both stores are due for renovations, having retained largely original appearances since opening in 2007.  more… 9to5Mac

Angela Ahrendts touts Apple’s investment in Japan, says ‘several’ new retail stores coming

Earlier this week, Apple officially announced that it will open its new Japanese store in Tokyo’s retail district of Shinjuku on April 7th. Now, Angela Ahrendts is teasing that Apple has a lot more planned for Japan customers, with this store only being the beginning… more… 9to5Mac

Best Buy to shutter mobile phone stores as customers flock to wireless carriers, Apple stores

U.S. big box retailer Best Buy on Wednesday announced the imminent closure of 250 satellite stores dedicated to mobile phone sales, pinning the nationwide shutdown on sluggish sales amidst increased competition from cellphone carriers, etailers and first-party shops like the Apple store. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

UK banning stores from charging debit/credit card & Apple Pay fees starting this month

The UK will soon start banning shops and stores from charging a fee for credit card and debit card transactions. As reported by The Bristol Post, the new law goes into effect on January 13th and will permanently do away with additional fees for credit and debit transactions, including Apple Pay… more… 9to5Mac