It's no surprise that Apple Stores generate a lot of revenue, but according to a recent report, Apple Stores bring in a little over $6,000 in sales per square foot, making it the number one top-performing brick-and-mortar store in the US, beating out second-place Tiffany & Co. by $3,000 -- over twice as much.
Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the iPad mini launch in New York City may not be as big as past launches for Apple. The company's flagship store on 5th Avenue (nicknamed "The Cube") hasn't seen any damage to the outside or the inside, so Apple is planning on launching the iPad mini on schedule, which is at 8 AM ET tomorrow morning.
Nike is expanding the availability of their Nike+ FuelBand personal fitness accessory and will have them available at all Apple Stores in the US, UK, and Canada starting today. The Nike+ FuelBand is also coming in two new color variants, "White Ice" and Black Ice," which are the Fuelband's third and fourth colors on top of "Black Steel" and "Ice."
Hurricane Sandy is incoming, and most of the northeast will be hammered with high winds and lots of rain, with some flooding in the mix as well. Stores all across the New York and New Jersey are preparing for possible flooding, especially the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City, which is situated underground.
As we said earlier today, Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPad mini, will be available for pre-order on October 26, most likely at midnight PST/3AM EST. It’s looking like this time frame is spot-on because the Apple Store is officially down, displaying the familiar message: “We’ll be back.” If you've been chomping at the bit for a miniature iPad of your own, get your credit card ready.
With the Apple iPac mini event over with, it's time for the Apple Store to return to the web in full force, here with the tinier iPad, a new MacBook Pro, a new Mac mini, and a whole heck of a lot more. This update to the store brings with it not just a wave of new products, but a set of product retirements, this leading to a rush on the Refurbished and Clearance section - be sure to check the iPad 3 (now retired, believe it or not) for a big thrill ($375!) Then there's the MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display at $1699, the iMac refresh with much-much thinner body for $1299, and the Mac mini for $599.
As Steve Jobs' legacy continues through the products he had a hand in, so too does his memory stick around through a vast collection of stories worth retelling, like the one being told this week about his first appearance at an Apple Store in Palo Alto. This story comes from an Apple and NeXT-related collection being released imminently in Forbes by Connie Guglielmo who, in some cases, experienced Jobs-related events she tells about in person. The story about the Scuff Marks bears retelling as it's little more than black marks on a floor that spur the wrath of Jobs back in 2004.
Here's now not to get an iPhone 5 when the day comes later this month for the device to be in-stores: driving straight through your local Apple Store's front window. That's just what a couple robbers did earlier this month in a case that Apple has released evidence in - the video of the vehicle the robbers drove is quite clear to see. Have a peek at what it means to have a terrible, terrible idea, then go through with it.
If you're looking to pick up the new iPhone 5 as fast as you possibly can, you'll be glad to know that pre-orders online as well as in-store will begin this Friday. That's September 14th, 2012, for those of you looking in on this post from the future, with online pre-orders starting at midnight PST that day and in-store pre-orders starting at 8AM local time when stores open as normal. The top three major mobile carriers in the USA have been tipped or confirmed to be starting pre-orders online at midnight Pacific Time as well.
It's time to take a peek at the entirety of the iPhone 5's specifications, top to bottom, as the device hits the Apple Store online and we get our first full taste of Apple's new smartphone hero (be sure to have a look at our wrap-up of Apple's big event). This device is the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet with a 4-inch Retina quality display up front and a new A6 chip under the hood. The iPhone 5 works with 4G LTE on a variety of networks both here in the USA and abroad and works with what Apple calls Ultrafast wireless or "LTE. The right way." The iPhone 5 has a new set of earbuds called EarPods, a new dock connector called Lightning, and a boosted 8-megapixel "iSight" camera as well.