Retail

Bell to Stock Carrier-Locked Phones in Retail Stores, Will Unlock During Activation Process

Bell will begin stocking carrier-locked smartphones in their retail locations and they will unlock the devices during the activation process.Internal documents obtained by MobileSyrup sites fraudulent activity and theft as the primary reason to only keep carrier-locked phones at their physical retail stores. "Multiple robberies at stores selling smartphones, including Bell retail locations. In addition, going...

Apple to Open Flagship Store in Melbourne, Australia in 2020

On Tuesday, Apple revealed plans for a global flagship store in Melbourne, Australia. The store is set for construction in Federation Square, a cultural hub that acts as a home to multiple museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Apple calls the upcoming Federation Square outlet the "most significant store in the Southern Hemisphere." Slated to take...

Shopkick Hints At Some of iBeacon’s Potential For Retailers

A test from shopping rewards app Shopkick has revealed some details regarding how Apple’s forthcoming Bluetooth location-sensing technology ‘iBeacon’, could potentially work for retailers. According to The Wall Street Journal, Shopkick has placed several Bluetooth transmitters it designed in a few departments of Macy’s stores in New York and San Francisco, that can have their app “woken”...