Apple Retail Store

Apple Set to Open Its First Retail Location in South Korea

Apple confirmed that it is planning on opening its first retail outlet it South Korea, the home turf of the company’s primary competitor and rival Samsung, the Cupertino-based company said in a statement to Reuters on Friday. On Thursday, the American tech giant listed hiring notices on its website for 15 various positions.Roles include “Store […]

Apple’s Retail Store Walls Being Turned into an Art Gallery [PICS]

As reported by ifoAppleStore, the visuals teams at Apple’s retail stores are installing new wall graphics, turning them into an art gallery. The wall graphics, which are basically an extension of Apple’s ‘Start Something New‘ web campaign that spotlights artistic applications for iPad, iPhone and Mac, appear to be black-and-white in the pics, although the same photos and illustrations on...

Apple’s Retail Gameplan for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus Launch Leaked

It seems that Apple is going to great lengths to ensure that the iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 launch goes as smoothly as possible for both customers and its employees. According to the folks over at 9to5Mac, who appear to have tracked down Apple’s Retail Store gameplan for Friday, September 19th, the company’s big week starts with...

Apple Retail Stores Installing New Back-Lit Wall Graphics

Apple is installing new back-lit wall graphics at its retail stores to promote the capabilities of the iPad and iPhone. According to ifo Apple Store, the visual teams at Apple stores are actually "changing the mood of the stores" with their new photographic style, featuring richer colors, tone and brightness as commonly seen in magazines. "The new...

Apple Stores were a Part of Company’s Marketing Plan in 1976

Most of us already know that Apple opened its first retail stores in May 2001. What we didn't know till now however is that the idea for the tech giant's shopping hubs came way before that i.e almost 25 years earlier, when Regis McKenna, the legendary Silicon Valley marketing guru, drafted an eight-page marketing plan for Apple in December...

New Apple Retail CEO Angela Ahrendts Profiled

The spring of 2014 will be a crucial time for Apple: that’s when former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts takes up her position as the head of retail. But who is this Angela Ahrendts who will lead Apple’s Retail Stores? Fast Company has the details. While the Apple Store’s annual revenue is more than six times...

Samsung Lures Away Apple Retail Store Designer in Retail Push

The Information reports (via MacRumors) that Samsung has lured away a senior Apple Retail Store designer, Tim Gudgel, as part of the company's push for retail. This is the second Samsung hire to come from Apple's retail department. Forget the floating Google showrooms. When it comes to retail, Samsung Electronics is contemplating a bigger plunge....

Apple Retail Stores To Use iBeacons, Help With Sales and Service

  In July, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced iOS 7 with an abundance of new features. One of the most interesting is iBeacon, a location-based technology that works with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy devices. Using new API’s developers can implement this technology that allows them to access location data over Bluetooth. According to...

Apple Retail Stores Traffic Tops 395 Million Visitors in One Year

Apple is leasing about 4.6 million square feet related to retail store space worldwide. As of September 30, 2013, the company has 411 stores open and about 42,800 retail personnel. But how are those stores performing? Horace Dediu of Asymco tries to find some answers. The Cupertino-based company has opened 27 stores in 2013 alone...