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Apple Store goes down leading into iPhone 6 event

The Apple Online Store taken down ahead of iPhone 6 announcement

Breaking news: the Apple Online Store is down! We're getting reports of widespread looting and chaos in the streets. The police are struggling to maintain order and secure vital infrastructure from the huge mobs surging through downtown, calling for justice in the wake of the Apple Online Store's...
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Apple Online Store shoppers can now get an iPhone 5s for $0 down through AT&T Next

AT&T's Next payment plans are now an option for iPhone buyers using the Apple Online Store. The plans, which allow shoppers to pay for their phone over an installment plan over several months instead of paying part upfront and having the rest subsidized into their monthly payments, were...
Apple Store state tax holidays could save you big bucks

Apple Stores will help you save some dough during US state tax holidays

Both the brick-and-mortar Apple Retail Stores and Apple Online Store will be participating in various state tax holidays around the United States. The holidays, designed to spur sales while giving shoppers a bit of relief, are typically scheduled are the beginning of August, and lop off the state...
Apple offering free shipping on all online purchases through May 29

Apple offering free shipping on all online purchases through May 29

Apple is running a Father's Day promotion on its online store through which it is offering free shipping on all purchases starting today through Thursday, May 29. Although all orders over $50 are provided with free shipping normally, the deal allows you to grab accessories like cases and covers...
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Angela Ahrendts reportedly has grand plans for overhauling Apple retail

Not even on the job of a month, Apple's new Senior Vice President of Retail is reportedly outlining new vision for the future of the Apple retail empire. Chief among Angela Ahrendts' plans are an expansion in China, improving Apple's limited mobile payments options, and a complete revamp of the...
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Apple's switch to expedited return shipping cuts refund time in half

By switching to expedited shipping for customer returns, Apple has cut the amount of time needed to process online order refunds from 10 days to under a week. The change, according to customer service analysis firm StellaService, comes on Apple's switch to using FedEx 2Day shipping, which gets...
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Apple takes #2 online retailer position from Walmart

Apple's success in online retail is climbing steadily according to the latest numbers. Of course Amazon still has a massive lead, but online only constitutes about 10% of Apple's business. Overall, Apple's e-commerce revenue was bumped up to $18.3 billion in the last year, which is up 24% from...
Apple TV gets a place of its own in Apple's online store; are big changes in store?

Apple Online Store adds new Apple TV section, but will there be a new Apple TV to sell?

Apple has added a new section to their online store all about the Apple TV. While other store sections have multiple models of Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods, the Apple TV has just one, so the area is mostly useful for finding accessories for your Apple TV. This could be coming in advance of a...
Apple promoting upcoming tax holidays in several states

Apple promotes upcoming tax holidays in several states - is yours on the list?

Apple is promoting a group of upcoming tax holidays in ten U.S. States, asking potential customers to buy Apple products during the holiday if they live in one of these states. The tax holidays allows residents of these states to buy certain items without being charged sales tax. Apple is...
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Apple expands in Eastern Europe, opening online store in Russia for the first time

Apple has made a new, and quite significant, expansion in their Eastern European retail operations with the launch of an online retail store in Russia. Previously Russian Apple fans had to purchase their hardware via third-party resellers, and the online store represents the first time Apple has...
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Apple Germany now accepting PayPal, gives you more ways to give them money

Apple it seems has added a new way to give them money in Germany by adding PayPal as a method of payment at the online store. First reported by Macerkopf.de, PayPal now sits alongside the regular credit card payments for purchases from the German store. So far it doesn't seem to have spread any...
Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina now available for 15% off from Apple

Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina now available for 15% off from Apple

Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display are now being offered via Apple's Online. They're not brand new, but they're from the manufacturer, come with a warranty, and have AppleCare as an option. They're also 15% cheaper than new models. If you've been holding out for Apple's...
Apple starts selling the iPhone 5 unlocked online in the U.S., at retail in Canada

Apple starts selling the iPhone 5 unlocked online in the U.S., at retail in Canada

As of today you can walk into an Apple Retail store in Canada and walk out with an unlocked iPhone 5. That's something that was only possible via Apple Online orders until now, likely to prevent the type of scalping activity -- the same people lining up everyday to buy unlocked iPhones only to...
iPhone 5 delivery estimates slightly improve to 2-3 weeks

iPhone 5 delivery estimates slightly improve to 2-3 weeks

If you've been waiting to get your hands on an iPhone 5, you can now get one from the Apple Store online in about 2-3 weeks instead of previous delivery times of over a month. Apple has had a hard time keeping up with the demand for the iPhone 5 but it looks like they're slowly catching up with...
Apple quietly releases new iPad Smart Case

Apple quietly releases new iPad Smart Case

Apple quietly released a new iPad Smart Case, amongst the many other announcements at WWDC 2012. When the Apple Store went back online shortly after the keynote, many people noticed that Apple had snuck in a new iPad accessory into the store, 'The iPad Smart Case." The 'Smart Case' is...
Apple Retail Stores opening at 8am for new iPad launch on Friday, March 16

Apple Retail Stores opening at 8am for new iPad launch on Friday, March 16

Apple has announced that the new iPad will be going on sale at Apple Retail Stores on Friday, March 16 at 8am local time in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Every customer who...
Apple online store down, everyone starts refreshing until an iPad 3 shows up

Apple online store down, everyone starts refreshing until an iPad 3 shows up

Right on schedule, Apple has shut down their online store for an update, complete with their usual cutesy post-it note. Since we're expecting the iPad 3 to be announced this afternoon, it's likely that they're just getting things ready to showcase new products. Even if online ordering becomes...
Apple to enable self-service checkout at retail via Apple Store app?

Apple to enable self-service checkout at retail via Apple Store app?

MacRumors and Heylookitsseric are both claiming Apple will be updating their Apple Store app to allow customers self-service checkout for off-the-shelf items like iPhone and iPad cases at Apple Retail. Apple is also updating its own Apple store app on iPhone/iPod to incorporate EasyPay that...
iPhone 4S launches in 22 additional countries today

iPhone 4S launches in 22 additional countries today

Apple is set to launch the iPhone 4S in 22 additional countries today, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and...
Apple Store just went down

Apple Store just went down

Just as expected, the online Apple Store has gone down in preparation for today's Let's Talk iPhone event. Within the hour we should find out what new gadgets will be featured on Apple's most likely revamped online store page. Whether it's an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, we'll finally know. Until then...

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