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Anybody who can't make money off iPads or TUAW should get out of the money-making business

Anybody who can't make money off iPads or TUAW should get out of the money-making business

Like many in our industry, I'm deeply saddened to see yet another fantastic Mac blog crumple as a result of big business decisions, putting several wonderful Mac writers out of work. This also, unfortunately, seems to have resurrected the always-fun topic: "There's no market for niche blogs...
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Apple Stores will reportedly let patrons test in-ear headphones before they buy

A new report claims that Apple will let people who come into its retail stores try out a number of its in-ear headphones before they made a purchase decision. According to 9to5Mac Beginning this week, when a customer is interested in purchasing in-ear headphones, an Apple Store employee will...
In-store Apple Watch pickups could be limited to one per customer

In-store Apple Watch pickups could be limited to one per customer

In-store pickups for the Apple Watch will reportedly be limited to one device per customer. Apple Watch stock is said to be limited, hence the one-device limit for in-store pickup. This restriction, which expected to apply to all of the initial launch countries for the Apple Watch, will apparently...
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Apple Retail Stores to offer workshops in Apple Watch basics beginning April 24

Apple Retail Stores to offer workshops in Apple Watch basics beginning April 24

Apple will be offering Apple Watch Basics workshops at some of their Apple Retail Stores following the launch of the device on April 24. Like the similar workshops for iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch Basics course is designed to help users become familiar with their new device. Customers will...
The Apple Watch retail experience

The Apple Watch retail experience

Starting today you can make an appointment at your local Apple Retail Store — or simply drop by — and try on an Apple Watch. Orders are online only for now, but the idea of the Apple Watch try-ons is to help you decide if you really want one and which one you really want. It's a way to get some...
In-store Apple Watch pickups could be limited to one per customer

In-store Apple Watch pickups could be limited to one per customer

In-store pickups for the Apple Watch will reportedly be limited to one device per customer. Apple Watch stock is said to be limited, hence the one-device limit for in-store pickup. This restriction, which expected to apply to all of the initial launch countries for the Apple Watch, will apparently...
If you want an Apple Watch or new MacBook, Apple wants you to order it online

If you want an Apple Watch or new MacBook, Apple wants you to order it online

Angela Ahrendts, Apple's SVP of Retail and Online Stores, is telling store employees to encourage customers to order an Apple Watch online, rather than through Apple's retail outlets. In a memo to employees, Ahrendts also encourages this practice when it comes to the new MacBook. Ahrendts says...
Apple Retail Store window display for Apple Watch render

A huge Apple Watch window display is coming to your local Apple Store

Apple storefronts will soon be filled with an array of LED circles for the Apple Watch launch. The new displays for the Apple Watch launch will be going up on Friday, April 10 — the same day that in-store try-on appointments and Apple Watch pre-orders begin. The hexagonal grid of circles is...
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Apple will start accepting Apple Watch try-on appointments on April 10

Apple Watch in-store previews are starting on April 10, and that's the first day you'll be able to make a reservation to try one on too. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch are scheduled to begin on April 10. So are in-store previews and try-ons so you can get a feel for what it's like before you...
$10,000 for a gold Apple Watch gets you premium support too

Apple Watch Edition buyers said to get premium support for their $10,000+ purchase

Turns out that when you spend $10,000 or more on an Apple Watch, Apple will go out of their way to make sure you're taken care of. It's not terribly surprising to hear that Apple's planning to roll out the red carpet for Apple Watch Edition buyers. The solid 18-karat gold casings that will...
ifo Apple Store shuts down after 14 years

ifo Apple Store shuts down after 14 years

Back in 2001, Apple's retail store initiative was new, and one web site tracked every move the company made. Now that web site is winding down. A hearty farewell to Gary Allen, who for almost the last decade and a half has reported on Apple's retail store machinations on his ifo Apple Store blog...
Apple Watch supplies in stores could be limited to reservations at launch

Apple Watch supplies in stores could be limited to reservations at launch

If you want an Apple Watch at launch, it looks like you might need to pre-order or make a reservation. The Apple Watch will reportedly be in limited supply in Apple Stores on launch day. Most of the inventory will apparently be reserved for customers that either pre-ordered a watch, or made an...
Image of Apple Store in-ear headphone demo kit reportedly surfaces

Image of Apple Store in-ear headphone demo kit reportedly surfaces

We may have gotten our first look at the Demo Kits that will be used to allow customers to try on in-ear headphones in Apple Retail Stores. Apple's intention to let customers try on in-ear headsets in their stores was reported earlier this month. The Demo Kit were reported to consist of six pairs...

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